Black jetbead, Rhodotypos scandens is a small, multi-stemmed, deciduous shrub which produces fruits which are highly toxic to horses. The fruits contain the toxic cyanogenic glycoside, amygdalin.
Leaves: Leaves are opposite, simple, doubly serrate with ribbed veins and a long, pointed tip.
Flowers: Develops white, four-petaled flowers in the spring.
Fruit: The flowers turn into small, red to black, bead-like fruits in October and persist through the winter.
- Difficulty Breathing
- Dilated Pupils