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Hymenocallis caroliniana

This plant has poison characteristics. See below.
Common Name(s):
Spider lily
Categories:
Poisonous Plants, Water Garden
Comment:

Grow in shallow water; bulbous

Description:
Herbaceous perennial from a bulb; leaves basal, strap-like; flowers fragrant, white or ivory, 6-parted, funnel-shaped, the 6 stamens connected at base with a thin white membrane.
Height:
24 in.
Foliage:
Thick strap-like leaves
Flower:
Umbel of 3 to 6 white spider-like flowers; very fragrant
Poison Part:
Bulbs
Poison Delivery Mode:
Ingestion
Symptoms:
Nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea
Toxic Principle:
Lycorine and other phenanthridine alkaloids
Severity:
CAUSES ONLY LOW TOXICITY IF EATEN
Found in:
Houseplant or interiorscape; forest or natural area in marshes, shallow streams, and ditches; landscape in flower gardens as herbaceous perennial

NCCES plant id: 2347

Hymenocallis caroliniana Hymenocallis caroliniana
Greg Gilbert, CC BY - 2.0