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Atropa belladonna, deadly nightshade

Botanical names: Atropa belladonna, Atropa bella-donna, Atropa borealis, Atropa cordata, Atropa digitaloides, Atropa lethalis, Atropa lutescens, Atropa mediterranea, Belladonna baccifera, Belladonna trichotoma, Boberella belladonna
Solanaceae
Common names
English: deadly nightshade, belladonna, great morel
Spanish: belladona, beladona, solano furioso, solano mayor
French: belladone, belle dame, bouton-noir, cerise du diable, guigne de côte, herbe empoisonnée, morelle furieuse, morelle marine, permenton
German: Schwarze Tollkirsche, Wutbeere, Wolfsbeere
Active constituents: hyoscyamine, atropine, scopolamine


Atropa belladonna, deadly nightshade
Atropa belladonna, deadly nightshade
illustration from Koehler's medicinal plants

deadly nightshade flower
deadly nightshade flower
 
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