Name this plant
August 29, 2008 9:49 PM   Subscribe

Name this (tropical?) plant.

My niece touched the broken off stem of this plant and now has a small rash going. It looks like its fading, but it would be nice know what kind of plant it was so we can at least avoid it in the future.
posted by tkolar to Home & Garden (3 answers total)
Best answer: Elephant Ear is the common name for this plant. The milky white sap can cause itching and skin irritations.

They are considered poisonous and may cause death if eaten.
posted by JujuB at 10:35 PM on August 29, 2008

Best answer: Here is a fact sheet on them.
posted by JujuB at 10:39 PM on August 29, 2008

Response by poster: Thanks!
posted by tkolar at 12:42 AM on August 30, 2008

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