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Mar, Apr, May
Trees, Native Plant, Poisonous, Tree
Male and female flowers appear on separate trees. The flowers (1/3 inch across) are borne on 2-inch terminal clusters before the leaves. They have no petals but have six greenish-yellow sepals. Female trees bloom more profusely than male trees. They bloom from March to April., Flowers in 2 inch clusters
Female trees produce pendant clusters of .4 inch long-inch bluish-black drupes borne in red cup-like receptacles on 1 inch long red stalks. Fruit displays from June to July., Black, Blue
Attractive, Blooms ornamental, Fall conspicuous, Aromatic, Mass planting
POISONOUS PARTS: Bark. Causes only low toxicity if ingested. In experimental animals symptoms include a weak carcinogen. Toxic Principle: Safrole.