what a strange plant.... Symplocarpus renifolius is a PERENNIAL growing to 0.5 m (1ft 8in). . It is in flower from Feb to April, and the seeds ripen from Aug to September. The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs) and are pollinated by Insects. Poisonous.
"Deadly Parasol: This deadly parasol is a medium sized umbrella mushroom and is extremely deadly as the name portrays. This mushroom is found in woods and on grounds. They have reddish scales on the top which is their distinguished feature. They are mostly found in North America and if digested can destroy intestines and then results in death." -- 10 Edible and Poisonous Mushrooms-Guide to Mushroom Identification POSTED BY FARHAN AHSAN ON JULY 26, 2014 IN GARDENING
This innocent-looking fungus is responsible for the bulk of mushroom-related deaths across the globe. The Amanita phalloides (death cap) packs a toxic one-two punch with both phallotoxin and amanitin. As little as one ounce (30 grams)—less than a full mushroom cap—may be enough to kill a person. Symptoms may not appear for eight to 12 hours after consumption, but it can result in liver failure and death within a week.