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Zephyranthes candida (Amaryllidaceae)

Naturalized plant originating in South America, mainly for garden use, but partially growing wild. Evergreen perennial plant growing a white flower in the summer. It has round scaly bulbs in the ground.


Habitat For garden use. Partially growing wild.
Parts of the plant that may be ingested accidentally. Leaves, scaly bulbs. Its leaves may be mistaken for leek and scaly bulbs part for wild rocambole.
Symptoms Vomiting, cramps, etc.
Venomous constituents Alkaloid called lycorine.

Zephyranthes candida
Zephyranthes candida
Zephyranthes candida scaly bulbs
Zephyranthes candida scaly bulbs


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