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Aloe spp.

This plant has poison characteristics. See below.
Common Name(s):
Aloe
Categories:
Edible Plants, Poisonous Plants
Description:
Perennial herb with thick, succulent, pointed, basal leaves; flowers red or yellow-orange in terminal, elangated clusters
Family:
Liliaceae
Origin:
Africa
Poison Part:
Sap of leaves
Poison Delivery Mode:
Ingestion, dermatitis
Symptoms:
Abdominal cramping, diarrhea, red urine; skin irritation from latex
Toxic Principle:
Anthraquinone glycoside
Severity:
CAUSES ONLY LOW TOXICITY IF EATEN. SKIN IRRITATION MINOR OR LASTING ONLY FOR A FEW MINUTES.
Found in:
Houseplant or interiorscape
Tags:
fleshy leaves, houseplant, medicinal

NCCES plant id: 952

Aloe spp. Aloe spp.
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