Atropa belladonna

SCIENTIFIC NAME: Atropa belladonna
COMMON NAME(S): Belladonna
SYNONYM(S):
FAMILY: SOLANACEAE - Tomato or Nightshade family
ORIGIN: Europe
HABITAT: Occasionally cultivated
RANGE:
TYPE:
HEIGHT: 3-4'
CHARACTERISTICS: Stem sap red
LEAVES: Alternate, simple, oval-shaped or elliptic, to 6" lon; pointed at tip, with a short leaf stem
FLOWERS: Pendent, tubular, to 2" long, purple-brown, produced singly from leaf axils
FLOWERING SEASON: Summer, fall
FRUITS: Glossy, purple-black, round berry, 1-1.5" long

 

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