Family:
Rosaceae
Toxins:
amygdalin cyanogenic glycosides
Flower Color:
  • flower color
Found:
ornamental

Time of Greatest Risk

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Geographical Distribution

Black jetbead distribution - United States

Related Species

Black Jetbead

Rhodotypos scandens

White Kerria, Jetberry Bush
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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.

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