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Disporum

Common Name(s):

Previously known as:

  • Drapiezia
Phonetic Spelling
dis-POR-um
This plant has low severity poison characteristics.
See below
Description

Perennial, erect herb with forked branches; leaves alternate and simple; flowers 6-parted, terminating the branches, nodding; berry red or orange. Found in forested or natural areas.

See this plant in the following landscape:
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#white#poisonous#white flowers#forest#naturalizes#natualize#walkway planting#woodlands
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#white#poisonous#white flowers#forest#naturalizes#natualize#walkway planting#woodlands
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Disporum
    Family:
    Colchicaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Russia to Indo-China
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Native Plant
    Poisonous
    Habit/Form:
    Erect
    Multi-stemmed
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Soil Texture:
    High Organic Matter
    NC Region:
    Mountains
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Color:
    Orange
    Red/Burgundy
    Fruit Type:
    Berry
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    White
    Flower Petals:
    6 petals/rays
    Flower Description:
    6-parted, terminating the branches, nodding
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Alternate
    Hairs Present:
    No
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
    Stem Description:
    Forked branches
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Naturalized Area
    Walkways
    Woodland
    Problems:
    Poisonous to Humans
  • Poisonous to Humans:
    Poison Severity:
    Low
    Poison Symptoms:
    CAUSES ONLY LOW TOXICITY IF EATEN. None known, but suspected due to its relationship with other toxic plants. Poison Part: Berries suspected due to its relationship with other toxic plants in the Lily family. Poison Delivery Mode: Ingestion
    Poison Toxic Principle:
    Unknown
    Causes Contact Dermatitis:
    No
    Poison Part:
    Fruits