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Bluebead Lily
Clintonia Borealis on the slopes of Mt Moosilauke

The fruit is not edible. Sources differ but several call it "somewhat poisonous." I have not found any info about the nature of the toxin, but have heard anecdotes of children becoming ill after mistaking these for blueberry. One source mentions that the leaves are edible as salad, if anyone can confirm this please let me know.

3 August 2007

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nartrebSubmitted by nartreb
on Aug 4, 2007 7:51 am

Image ID: 319919
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Lat/Lon: 44.00689°N / 71.82312°W
Object Title: Bluebead Lily

Image Type(s): Flora