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Mandarin Streptopus

Other Common Name(s):

Other plants called Mandarin:

Phonetic Spelling
STREP-toh-pus
This plant has low severity poison characteristics.
See below
Description

Streptopus

The berries are poisonous if eaten.

Typically found growing in forests or other natural areas such as rich moist woods.

See this plant in the following landscape:
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#NC native
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#NC native
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Streptopus
    Family:
    Liliaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Temp. Northern Hemisphere
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Herb
    Native Plant
    Poisonous
    Habit/Form:
    Erect
  • Cultural Conditions:
    NC Region:
    Mountains
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Color:
    Red/Burgundy
    Fruit Type:
    Berry
    Fruit Description:
    Fruit hangs below the leaves.
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Red/Burgundy
    White
    Flower Shape:
    Bell
    Flower Petals:
    6 petals/rays
    Flower Description:
    Whitish-rose, solitary, 6-parted flowers.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Alternate
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    Leaves clasp at the base.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Poisonous to Humans:
    Poison Severity:
    Low
    Poison Symptoms:
    Unknown cases, but suspected due to close relationship with known toxic plants.
    Poison Toxic Principle:
    Possibly cardiac glycosides.
    Causes Contact Dermatitis:
    No
    Poison Part:
    Fruits