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.
- Difficulty breathing
- Pupil dilation
- Blue-purplish comb
- Sudden death