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Hydrangea

Phonetic Spelling
hy-DRAN-jee-ah
This plant has low severity poison characteristics.
See below
Description

Deciduous shrubs; leaves opposite, simple, stalked, toothed and sometimes lobed; flowers in terminal, round or umbrella-shaped clusters, white, pink, or blue, 4- 5-parted, the sterile flowers (around the margin or the entire cluster) are much enlarged.

Cultivars:
Tags:
#poisonous#native plants#houseplants
Cultivars:
Tags:
#poisonous#native plants#houseplants
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Hydrangea
    Family:
    Hydrangeaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Woody
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    USA, Asia
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Poisonous
    Shrub
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
  • Cultural Conditions:
    NC Region:
    Mountains
    Piedmont
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Blue
    Pink
    White
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Good Cut
    Showy
    Flower Petals:
    4-5 petals/rays
    Flower Description:
    Flowers in terminal, round or umbrella-shaped clusters, white, pink, or blue, 4- 5-parted, the sterile flowers (around the margin or the entire cluster) are much enlarged.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Opposite
    Leaf Margin:
    Lobed
    Serrate
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    Opposite, simple, stalked, toothed and sometimes lobed
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Houseplants
    Naturalized Area
    Woodland
    Problems:
    Poisonous
  • Poison:
    Poison Severity:
    Low
    Poison Symptoms:
    TOXIC ONLY IF LARGE QUANTITIES EATEN. Nausea, stomach pain, vomiting, and sweating.
    Poison Toxic Principle:
    Hydrangin, a cyanogenic glycoside
    Causes Contact Dermatitis:
    No
    Poison Part:
    Bark
    Flowers
    Leaves
    Stems