This plant has poison characteristics. See below.
- Common Name(s):
- Christmas flower, Poinsettia
- Poisonous Plants
- Shrub with large, alternate leaves, with or without teeth on the margin; the cup-shaped "flowers" in a cluster above the showy red, pink, or cream leafy bracts; a large yellow gland on the rim of the "flower"
- Poison Part:
- All parts
- Poison Delivery Mode:
- Very low toxicity, occasional dermatitis
- Occasional abdominal pain with vomiting and diarrhea when ingested; redness, swelling, blisters after some delay following frequent contact with skin
- Toxic Principle:
- Diterpene esters in milky latex
- CAUSES ONLY LOW TOXICITY IF EATEN. SKIN IRRITATION MINOR OR LASTING ONLY FOR A FEW MINUTES.
- Found in:
- Houseplant or interiorscape; florist plant
NCCES plant id: 1047