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Alpinia

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al-PIN-ee-ah
This plant has low severity poison characteristics.
See below
Description

Alpinia spp. are perennial herbs with aromatic rhizomes.

 

Found in: Houseplant or interiorscape; landscape, as cultivated herbaceous ornamental where hardy outdoors

 

Cultivars:
Tags:
#red#white#pink#yellow#poisonous#houseplant#white flowers#pink flowers#white flower#red flowers#yellow flowers#interiorscape#pink flower#herbaceous perennial
Cultivars:
Tags:
#red#white#pink#yellow#poisonous#houseplant#white flowers#pink flowers#white flower#red flowers#yellow flowers#interiorscape#pink flower#herbaceous perennial
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Alpinia
    Family:
    Zingiberaceae
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Australasia
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Poisonous
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Pink
    Red/Burgundy
    White
    Flower Shape:
    Tubular
    Flower Description:
    Flowers are in a terminal cluster, each with 3-lobed tubular calyx and 3 waxy petals (white, yellow, pink, or red).
  • Leaves:
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    Leaves are in two ranks on a reed-like stem.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
    Stem Description:
    reed-like
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Houseplants
    Problems:
    Poisonous
  • Poison:
    Poison Severity:
    Low
    Poison Symptoms:
    CAUSES ONLY LOW TOXICITY IF EATEN. SKIN IRRITATION MINOR OR LASTING ONLY FOR A FEW MINUTES. Poisonous through ingestion or dermatitis. (Poison parts: Leaves, stems, roots). Symptoms may include skin and eye irritations upon contact with cell sap; cardiac effects upon ingestion.
    Poison Toxic Principle:
    Unknown
    Causes Contact Dermatitis:
    Yes
    Poison Part:
    Leaves
    Roots
    Stems