Fagopyrum esculentum (F. sagittatum, Polygonum fagopyrum)
This plant has poison characteristics. See below.
- Common Name(s):
- Poisonous Plants
- Erect, annual herb with hollow stems; leaves alternate, simple, arrow-shaped; flowers small, white, fragrant, in terminal or axillary clusters; fruit a 3-sided nutlet
- Mountains, Piedmont
- Poison Part:
- Poison Delivery Mode:
- Phytophotodermatitis and ingestion
- Skin rash following ingestion and exposure to sunlight, in susceptible individuals
- EDIBLE PARTS: Flour made from dried fruits
- Toxic Principle:
- SKIN IRRITATION MINOR OR LASTING ONLY FOR A FEW MINUTES.
- Found in:
- Landscape in food gardens, grown as a winter cover crop; weedy in disturbed areas as an escape from cultivation along roadsides
NCCES plant id: 1051