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Pieris (Forest Flame, Japanese Pieris, Lily of the Valley Bush)

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  • Common Name: Pieris (Forest Flame, Japanese Pieris, Lily of the Valley Bush)
  • Latin Name: Pieris japonica
  • Family Name: Ericaceae
All parts of this plant are TOXIC, containing andromedotoxins (grayanotoxins) which if ingested could cause burning of the mouth, muscle weakness, impaired vision and even death.  The leaves and nectar from the flowers are the most toxic parts.  Not one to have where a tortoise could find it.
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