Circaea lutetiana


Common Names: Enchanter's-nightshade
Category: Plants
Sub-category: Evening primrose family

A perennial herbaceous plant with opposite, simple leaves, on slender, green stems. The flowers are white, borne in summer. It grows 20 cm to 60 cm, rarely up to 75 centimeters high. The leaves are rounded or slightly notched at the base, they narrow gradually to the pointed tip and are not strongly toothed, but have sinuate edges. The leaf stalks are equally hairy all round. The flower has 2 notched petals, 2 stamens and a 2-lobed stigma. The open flowers are well spaced along the stalk and there are no bracts at base of individual flower stalks. The fruit consists of 2 equal cells, and usually sets seed. The flower stalks become angled downwards before fruiting. The fruit is a small bur 3.5 to 5mm.

It grow in woods in deep shade and moist environments.

Primary Flower Color: White
Secondary Flower Color: White
 
Edible Notes: No available information on edibility.
Warnings: Not known to be dangerous.
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