Project Description


Common Name: Tulip
Scientific Name: Tulipa sp.

The tulip is a common flowering bulb predominately found in many parts of the US. The entire plant can cause irritation if ingested, but the bulb is the most toxic part containing tulopiside A. When storing bulbs indoors, keep away from pets and children.

Signs and symptoms of toxicity: oral/skin irritation, salivation, nausea and vomiting

Toxic Consumption: The minimum threshold for toxicity is not known and if exposure is suspected then seek treatment as soon as possible.

– Canadian poisonous plants information system. Canadian Biodiversity Information Facility Web site. Updated 2014. Accessed May 20, 2015.
– Tulipa spp. North Carolina State University Web site. Accessed May 20, 2015.
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