Agapanthus

Agapanthus flowers are deep blue fading to purple, sometimes white, bell-shaped and clustered together in a large mass at the top of a long erect stem to 1m arising from the clusters of leaves.
Agapanthus leaves are strap-like, 30-70cm long and up to 1.5cm wide, glossy green to dark green and somewhat fleshy.

Toxicity category: 2, 3
Category 2 - Potentially toxicCategory 3 - Irritant
Warning: Seek medical attention for all ingestions.

Common name: Agapanthus

Botanical name: Agapanthus species (most common species A. africanus, A. praecox subsp. orientalis, Agapanthus hybrid cultivars

Other common names: African lily, blue African lily, blue lily

Family: Alliaceae

General description: An ornamental clumping perennial to 50cm, popular as a garden or pot plant.

Flowers: The flowers are deep blue fading to purple, sometimes white, bell-shaped and clustered together in a large mass at the top of a long erect stem to 1m arising from the clusters of leaves.

Leaves: The leaves are strap-like, 30-70cm long and up to 1.5cm wide, glossy green to dark green and somewhat fleshy.

Fruit/Berries: –

Other: All parts of the plant are poisonous, especially the rhizome or root, leaves and sap.

Symptoms: Symptoms may include nausea vomiting, abdominal pain and diarrhoea if ingested, with severe ulceration of the mouth from the clear sticky sap.
Skin contact with the sap may cause a burning sensation, skin irritation and rashes.

Toxicity category: 2, 3
Category 2 - Potentially toxicCategory 3 - Irritant
Warning: Seek medical attention for all ingestions.

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