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Belladonna Atropa bella-donna

Other Common Name(s):

Phonetic Spelling
ah-TROH-pah bel-lah-DON-nah
This plant has high severity poison characteristics.
See below
Description

Coarse, branched, perennial herb with red sap; leaves alternate, simple; flowers axillary, drooping, tubular, 5-lobed, dull red-purple or greenish-purple; fruit a glossy, purple-black berry

Found in: Landscape in flower garden, as herbaceous, flowering ornamental

HIGHLY TOXIC, MAY BE FATAL IF EATEN!

See this plant in the following landscape:
Cultivars / Varieties:
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#poisonous#black fruits#problem for cats#problem for dogs#problem for children#problem for horses
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#poisonous#black fruits#problem for cats#problem for dogs#problem for children#problem for horses
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Atropa
    Species:
    bella-donna
    Family:
    Solanaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Eurasia
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Herbaceous Perennial
    Poisonous
    Texture:
    Coarse
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Color:
    Black
    Purple/Lavender
    Fruit Type:
    Berry
    Fruit Description:
    A glossy, purple-black berry
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Green
    Purple/Lavender
    Red/Burgundy
    Flower Shape:
    Tubular
    Flower Petals:
    4-5 petals/rays
    fused petals
    Flower Description:
    Axillary, drooping, tubular, 5-lobed, dull red-purple or greenish purple.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Alternate
    Hairs Present:
    No
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Problems:
    Poisonous to Humans
    Problem for Cats
    Problem for Children
    Problem for Dogs
    Problem for Horses
  • Poisonous to Humans:
    Poison Severity:
    High
    Poison Symptoms:
    HIGHLY TOXIC, MAY BE FATAL IF EATEN! Fever, rapid pulse, dilation of pupils, hot and dry flushed skin, headache, dry mouth, difficulty of swallowing, burning of the throat, hallucinations, convulsions. May cause death in livestock and pets.
    Poison Toxic Principle:
    Tropane alkaloids, atropine, and others
    Causes Contact Dermatitis:
    No
    Poison Part:
    Bark
    Flowers
    Fruits
    Leaves
    Roots
    Seeds
    Stems