Star of Bethlehem (Hippobroma longiflora)

Common names:
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Botanical names:
Hippobroma longiflora Accepted
Rapuntium longiflorum Synonym
Lobelia longiflora Synonym

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Partial or Dappled Shade
Partial Shade to Full Shade
Full Shade
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 9a -6.7 °C (20 °F) to -3.9 °C (25 °F)
Plant Height: 35-45 cm
Leaves: Deciduous
Flower Color: White
Bloom Size: 3"-4"
Toxicity: Leaves are poisonous
Roots are poisonous
Fruit is poisonous
Other: The milky white sap is very poisonous and irritating. Do not get the sap in your eyes as it can cause blindness. Wear gardening gloves when handling this plant.
Containers: Suitable in 1 gallon
Suitable in 3 gallon or larger


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Discussion Threads about this plant
Thread Title Last Reply Replies
Plant ID by Floo Sep 23, 2016 8:13 AM 8
Possible vegetable plant by Galanthophile Jul 24, 2016 11:10 PM 4
Volunteer seedling.. by bonitin Oct 13, 2015 6:15 PM 4
DB placement by jmorth Jan 23, 2014 10:35 AM 3
White wildflower from Brazil for ID please.. by bonitin Nov 6, 2011 3:00 AM 1

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