Dracontium pittieri in the Dracontiums Database

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Partial or Dappled Shade
Plant Height: 6 to 13 feet (1.8-4m)
Fruit: Other: Orange when ripe.
Flowers: Showy
Other: Appear before new leaf.
Flower Color: Purple
Red
Russet
Other
Bloom Size: Over 12"
Underground structures: Tuber
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Toxicity: Other: All parts of plant contain calcium oxalate crystals, an irritant to the mouth and esophagus. Toxic to cats and dogs.
Propagation: Seeds: Other info: Remove seeds from berry which contains chemicals that inhibit germination.
Propagation: Other methods: Offsets
Miscellaneous: Goes Dormant

T. Croat, Tropicos.org. Missouri Botanical Garden. 17 Jan 2014 ht

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