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


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


  • 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


Do not eat the berries, which are toxic

Eleanor S Saulys CC BY-SA 3.0