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Rhododendron obtusum

This plant has poison characteristics. See below.
Common Name(s):
Hiryu azalea, Kurume azalea
Categories:
Poisonous Plants, Shrubs
Comment:

Dependable. This plant is frequently damaged by deer.

Description:
Woody, evergreen or deciduous shrubs; leaves alternate, simple, smooth- or toothed-margined; flowers in a terminal cluster, tubular, 5-parted, white to deep pink or yellow; fruit an elongated capsule.
Height:
2-5 ft.
Foliage:
Alternate, simple glossy green leaves; 1.5 to 4 in. long
Flower:
Reddish-violet, bright red, scarlet, crimson, white, pink flowers
Habit:
Evergreen
Site:
Partial shade
Texture:
Medium
Form:
Dense; twiggy, spreading
Poison Part:
All parts.
Poison Delivery Mode:
Ingestion.
Symptoms:
Salivation, watering of eyes and nose, abdominal pain, loss of energy, depression, nausea and vomiting, diarrhea, weakness, difficult breathing, progressive paralysis of arms and legs, coma.
Toxic Principle:
Andromedotoxin.
Severity:
HIGHLY TOXIC, MAY BE FATAL IF EATEN!
Found in:
Houseplant or interiorscape; landscape as cultivated woody shrub; forest or natural area.
Width:
2-5 ft.
Tags:
evergreen

NCCES plant id: 1749

Rhododendron obtusum Rhododendron obtusum
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Rhododendron obtusum Rhododendron obtusum
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Rhododendron obtusum Rhododendron obtusum
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