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Streptopus amplexifolius

This plant has poison characteristics. See below.
Common Name(s):
Twisted stalk, White mandarin
Categories:
Poisonous Plants, Wildflowers
Description:
Perennial, erect, branched herb; leaves alternate, simple, clasping at base; flowers solitary, 6-parted, bell-shaped, whitish to rose; fruit a red berry, hanging below the leaves.
Season:
Early summer
Height:
1-2 ft.
Foliage:
Flower stalk has a bend near the middle of the stem
Flower:
One or two small rose flowers with recurved petals in each leaf axis; red fruit
Site:
Woods, thickets
Poison Part:
Berries.
Poison Delivery Mode:
Ingestion.
Symptoms:
Unknown cases, but suspected due to close relationship with known toxic plants.
Edibility:
EDIBLE PARTS: Tender young shoots with leaves may be added to a salad. A few berries make a pleasant nibble. SOURCE: Angier, B.
Toxic Principle:
Possibly cardiac glycosides.
Severity:
CAUSES ONLY LOW TOXICITY IF EATEN.
Found in:
Forest or natural area in rich, moist woods.
Life Cycle:
Perennial

NCCES plant id: 2751

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