Bryonia alba L.
Bryonia alba, commonly known as bryony, is a climber.
Bryonia alba was described by Carl Linnaeus in 1753. The name is considered as validly published.
Bryonia alba has simple leaves that are alternate. The leaves are palmately lobed and petiolate.
Flowers and Fruits
Bryonia alba produces racemes of light-green five-stellate flowers from June to July.
The climbers carry ornamental berries.
Bryonia alba is native to Italy, Central Europe, eastern Central Europe, the Balkan Peninsula, Eastern Europe, Turkey, the Caucasus, northern Iran and Central Asia and is naturalized in France and Northern Europe.
The climbers tolerate temperatures down to -23Â°C (USDA zone 6).
Maintenance and Propagation
Bryonia alba is toxic.
Please read the health issues note!
Pests and Diseases
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