- This plant has high severity poison characteristics.
- See below
Perennial herbs in the Solanaceae (tomato) family. Often much branched and spreading at the top; leaves alternate, simple, smooth margined or irregularly toothed; flowers axillary, nodding, 5-parted, bell- or funnel-shaped, yellowish flowers that are good cut or dried. Fruit a globose yellow, red, purple, or blue-black berry surrounded by a papery sac.
Poison Part: Unripe berries and leaves.
Poison Delivery Mode: Ingestion
Severity: HIGHLY TOXIC, MAY BE FATAL IF EATEN!
Found in: Weedy in disturbed areas, naturalized; forest or natural area, in thin woodlands and sandy, open areas; landscape in vegetable g
- Country Or Region Of Origin:
- USA, NC, South America
- EDIBLE PARTS: Ripe fruits edible and some used to make jelly, jams, preserves, sauces, or pies. HARVEST TIME: Only collect frui
Whole Plant Traits:
- Plant Type:
- Flower Color:
- Flower Value To Gardener:
- Good Cut
- Leaf Color:
- Hairs Present:
- Stem Is Aromatic:
- Specialized Bees
- Poison Severity:
- Poison Symptoms:
- Headache, stomach pain, lowered temperature, dilated pupils, vomiting, diarrhea, circulatory and respiratory depression, loss of sensation; may be fatal.
- Poison Toxic Principle:
- Solanine and other solanidine alkaloids.
- Causes Contact Dermatitis:
- Poison Part: