This plant has poison characteristics. See below.
- Common Name(s):
- Poisonous Plants, Spring Bulbs
- Bulbous perennial herbs; leaves alternate, simple, narrowly straplike; flowers single, erect, 6-parted, cup-shaped, of various colors.
- Poison Part:
- Stomach pain, salivation, sweating, nausea, vomiting. Skin irritation with tingling, redness, blisters, and cracks, either immed
- Poison Delivery Mode:
- Bulbs, stem, flowers.
- Stomach pain, salivation, sweating, nausea, vomiting. Skin irritation with tingling, redness, blisters, and cracks, either immediately or after a delay from contact, and may spread away from the point of contact; an allergic reaction.
- EDIBLE PARTS: Cooked bulbs were reported to be eaten during times of war and starvation.
- Toxic Principle:
- Tulipalin, a phytoalexin; allergins; glycoprotein.
- Causes only low toxicity if eaten. Skin irritation minor, or lasting only for a few minutes.
- Found in:
- Ingestion, dermatitis.
NCCES plant id: 853