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PlantFiles: Venenillo
Bryonia verrucosa

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Family: Cucurbitaceae (koo-ker-bih-TAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Bryonia (bry-OH-nee-yuh) (Info)
Species: verrucosa (ver-oo-KO-suh) (Info)

Category:
Groundcovers
Perennials
Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Height:
under 6 in. (15 cm)

Spacing:
36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade
Light Shade

Danger:
Seed is poisonous if ingested
Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested
All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring
Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:
Herbaceous

Other details:
May be a noxious weed or invasive
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse

Seed Collecting:
Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds
Wear gloves to protect hands when handling seeds
Seed does not store well; sow as soon as possible

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral albleroy On Aug 24, 2004, albleroy from Wavre/ greenhous +/- 2500 species, IA wrote:

Attention!!!!!! This plant is very poisonous.
For the amateurs of caudex plants, this plant makes with the time a large caudex (tap-root) who can become 40 50 cm long and 10/15cm diam.



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