Enchanter’s nightshade

Enchanter's nightshade
Enchanter’s nightshade

This nightshade is a member of the willowherb or evening primrose family (Onagraceae). Enchanter’s nightshade tends to like moist and shady conditions.

The Latin name is Circaea lutetiana. In Homer’s Odyssey the witch Circe used the plant to turn Ulysses’ shipmates into pigs. However, unlike true nightshades, it is not poisonous.

Oink.

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