Venenillo
Bryonia verrucosa

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

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

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

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

Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral

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.