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Amianthium muscitoxicum

Common Name(s):
Fly poison
Category:
Wildflowers
Comment:

Contains toxic alkaloids in all parts of the plant

Season:
Early summer
Height:
1-4 ft.
Foliage:
15 to 20 in.-long, grasslike, basal leaves; center rib; blunt tips
Flower:
Dense, cylindrical cluster of .5-in., creamy white flowers on top of a mostly leafless stem; persists and turn green to greenish-purple with age; three-beaked, dark brown capsule containing red seeds; leafless flower stalk
Site:
Moist woods,especially oak forests, meadows, bogs, sandy soil
Life Cycle:
Perennial

NCCES plant id: 2470

Amianthium muscitoxicum Amianthium muscitoxicum
Brenda Wiley, CC BY-NC-ND - 2.0
Amianthium muscitoxicum Amianthium muscitoxicum
J. Michael Raby, CC BY-NC-ND - 2.0
Amianthium muscitoxicum Amianthium muscitoxicum
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Amianthium muscitoxicum Amianthium muscitoxicum
J. Michael Raby, CC BY-NC-ND - 2.0