This plant has poison characteristics. See below.
- Common Name(s):
- Belladonna, deadly nightshade
- Poisonous Plants
- Coarse, branched, perennial herb with red sap; leaves alternate, simple; flowers axillary, drooping, tubular, 5-lobed, dull red-purple or greenish purple; fruit a glossy, purple-black berry
- Poison Part:
- All parts, mainly berries
- Poison Delivery Mode:
- Fever, rapid pulse, dilation of pupils, hot and dry flushed skin, headache, dry mouth, difficulty of swallowing, burning of the throat, hallucinations, convulsions
- Toxic Principle:
- Tropane alkaloids, atropine, and others
- HIGHLY TOXIC, MAY BE FATAL IF EATEN!
- Found in:
- Landscape in flower garden, as herbaceous, flowering ornamental
NCCES plant id: 979