Bluebead Lily

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blue bead lily, Credit: Charles de Milles-Isles CC BY 2.0

Identification

  • Up to 40 cm in height
  • Leaves large with parallel veins and smooth margins
  • Yellow-green flowers and blue berries on long stalks

Location

  • Forests with open understory

Harvesting Time

  • Spring

Uses and Related Information

  • Leaves can be eaten raw or cooked and taste similar to cucumber
  • A poultice made from the leaves can be used on wounds and bruises and is said to prevent infection and promote healing

Cautions

Do not eat the berries, which are toxic

Eleanor S Saulys CC BY-SA 3.0

 

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