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Lyonia lucida

This plant has poison characteristics. See below.
Common Name(s):
Fetterbush lyonia, Pink fetterbush
Categories:
Native Plants, Poisonous Plants, Shrubs
Comment:

Glossy green leaves; attracts bees; open arching shrub; spreads by suckers; subject to leaf spot; Native to southeastern US

Description:
Deciduous shrubs; leaves simple and alternate; flowers small, white or pink, urn-shaped and drooping, in terminal clusters; fruit a globose or pear-shaped capsule, not depressed at the apex.
Height:
3-5 ft.
Foliage:
Alternate, simple, leathery, lustrous dark green leaves; 1-3 in. long
Flower:
Shell pink to pinkish white flowers in early spring on previous season's growth
Zones:
7b-9
Habit:
Evergreen
Site:
Partial shade; moist to damp soil but does not tolerate constant moisture
Texture:
Medium
Form:
Open arching shrub; loose; spreading
Exposure:
Partial shade; moist to damp soil but does not tolerate constant moist soil
Fruit:
Shell pink flowers in early spring
Poison Part:
Leaves and nectar from flowers
Poison Delivery Mode:
Ingestion
Symptoms:
Salivation, watering of eyes and nose, slow pulse, nausea, vomiting, sweating, abdominal pain, headache, tingling of skin, lack of coordination, convulsions, paralysis
Toxic Principle:
Andromedotoxin
Severity:
HIGHLY TOXIC, MAY BE FATAL IF EATEN!
Found in:
Forest or natural areas in moist woodlands and pocosins; in landscape cultivated as ornamental woody shrub
Width:
3-5 ft.
Tags:
evergreen

NCCES plant id: 506

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Bob Peterson
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Jason Hollinger, CC BY - 2.0
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Homer Edward Price, CC BY - 2.0