Henbane ( Hyoscyamus niger )


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Nightshade Family: Solanaceae


Medium / Tall anual / biennial Branched, stickily-hairy and strong smelling foetid plant of disturbed ground, often near the sea. Locally common in S and E England but scarce or absent elsewhere. Leaves oblong oval and pointed usually toothed up to 20 cm, upper leaves unstalked usually clasping the stem . Flowers bell shaped , dull creamy yellow Dark-veined flowers, 20 to 30 mm across, appear May to September . Height up to 75cm

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