This plant has poison characteristics. See below.
- Common Name(s):
- Shell ginger, ginger lily, shell flower
- Poisonous Plants
- Perennial herbs with aromatic rhizomes; leaves in two ranks on a reed-like stem; flowers in a terminal cluster, each with 3-lobed tubular calyx and 3 waxy petals, white, yellow, pink, or red
- Poison Part:
- Leaves, stems, roots
- Poison Delivery Mode:
- Ingestion, dermatitis
- Skin and eye irritations upon contact with cell sap; cardiac effects upon ingestion
- Toxic Principle:
- CAUSES ONLY LOW TOXICITY IF EATEN. SKIN IRRITATION MINOR OR LASTING ONLY FOR A FEW MINUTES.
- Found in:
- Houseplant or interiorscape; landscape, as cultivated herbaceous ornamental where hardy outdoors
NCCES plant id: 954