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Perennials, Herb/Forb, Herbaceous Perennial, Native Plant, Perennial, Poisonous, Wildflower, Herb
2.5 inch 3 petaled flowers on a recurving stem with a fetid odor. May take up to 15 years before a flower is produced. Flowers are often maroon with yellow anthers but can also be pink, greenish-yellow, purple. In North Carolina, flowers are available from April to June.
6 parted berry-like capsule with seeds that are dispersed by ants. In North Carolina, fruits are available from July to August., Red
POISONOUS PARTS: Berries and roots. Only low toxicity if eaten. Toxic Principle: Toxicity unknown, but caution because of its relationship with known toxic plants.