Herb Paris (Paris quadrifolia )


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Family Lillaceae


Perennial of damp woodland, often on basic lime soils. Widespread but locally common only in C and S England. Upright stem bears four oval leaves pointed oval with no stalk usually in a whorl of 4 topped by yellow green flower with narrow 4 - 6 petals starlike with promiant sepals and a dark ovary; May to June. Fruit is a black berry.Height up to 35cm