Family:
Rosaceae
Scientific Name:
Rhodotypos scandens
Toxins:
cyanogenic glycosides
Flower Color:
Found:
ornamental, landscapes, woodlands

Geographical Distribution

Jetbead distribution - United States

Jetbead

Rhodotypos scandens

White kerria, Jetberry bush
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Black jetbead (Rhodotypos scandens) is a small, multi-stemmed, deciduous shrub from the Rosaceae family. The plant is native to Japan, but was introduced into parts of North America where it is considered invasive.

It produces 4 to 5 petaled white flowers late spring, and shiny black drupes in the fall. The fruits from this plant are highly toxic to poultry. The fruits contain cyanogenic glycosides.

Symptoms

  • Difficulty breathing
  • Pupil dilation
  • Spasms
  • Weakness
  • Excitement
  • Vomiting
  • Blue-purplish comb
  • Coma
  • Sudden death