Family:
Cucurbitaceae
Scientific Name:
Bryonia dioica
Toxins:
cucurbitane glycosides bryosigenin
Flower Color:
Found:
woodlands, gardens, meadows

Geographical Distribution

White Bryony distribution - United States

White Bryony

Bryonia dioica

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White Bryony (Bryonia dioica) is a climbing plant of hedgerows and woodlands. All parts of the plant are considered poisonous, however the roots are particularly toxic. It contains cardiotoxins bryosigenin, bryodulcosigenin, cucurbitacin, and several other terpenes. White bryony produces five-petalled, greenish-cream colored flowers in the summer, and orange red shiny berries in the winter.