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Atropa bella-donna has some common insect problems:
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Poisonous Plants to Livestock

Atropa bella-donna

Common Name(s):

Phonetic Spelling
ah-TROH-pah bel-lah-DON-nah
This plant has high severity poison characteristics.
See below
Description

Belladonna is native to England as well as Central and Southern Europe, where it can be found in disturbed areas, along roads and waste sites. In the US, it has naturalized in disturbed grounds in New York as well as our three west coast states, Washington, Oregon and California.  

A beautiful but deadly plant, its name is derived from the Greek mythology, Atropos, meaning 'who cut the thread of life' while the Italian phrase 'Bella-donna' translates to 'beautiful lady'. Its use as a cosmetic was thought to beautify the user.  

Although toxic, there is a long history of use as a medicinal.  

Coarse, branched, perennial herb with red sap; leaves alternate, simple; flowers axillary, drooping, tubular, 5-lobed, dull red-purple or greenish-purple; fruit a glossy, purple-black berry

HIGHLY TOXIC, MAY BE FATAL IF EATEN!  So toxic, that if contact with the leaves, roots or fruits is made via an open wound, the results can be fatal.  Domestic pets can also suffer the effects of this toxic plant.  Although causing ill effects in domestic animals, some birds and other wildlife eat the fruits without effect.

Insects, Diseases, and Other Plant Problems:  Slugs are a common issue.  Its poisonous properties should discourage planting in home gardens.

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Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#fragrant#showy flowers#poisonous#fragrant flowers#perennials#weedy#toxic#herbaceous#poisonous fruits#herbaceous perennials#black fruits#problem for cats#problem for dogs#problem for children#problem for horses#toxic to humans#poisonous if ingested#poisonous root#showy#poisonous leaves
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Atropa
    Species:
    bella-donna
    Family:
    Solanaceae
    Uses (Ethnobotany):
    Medicinal
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Seed
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    England, central and southern Europe
    Wildlife Value:
    Birds and some small animals use the fruits as a food source.
    Play Value:
    Attractive Flowers
    Fragrance
    Wildlife Food Source
    Edibility:
    Not edible, leaves, roots and fruits are highly toxic.
    Dimensions:
    Height: 3 ft. 0 in. - 4 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 3 ft. 0 in. - 4 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Herbaceous Perennial
    Poisonous
    Habit/Form:
    Erect
    Open
    Growth Rate:
    Medium
    Maintenance:
    Medium
    Texture:
    Coarse
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Texture:
    Loam (Silt)
    Sand
    Soil pH:
    Acid (<6.0)
    Alkaline (>8.0)
    Neutral (6.0-8.0)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Moist
    Available Space To Plant:
    3 feet-6 feet
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Mountains
    Piedmont
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    5a, 5b, 6b, 6a, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9b, 9a
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Color:
    Black
    Purple/Lavender
    Display/Harvest Time:
    Fall
    Summer
    Fruit Type:
    Berry
    Fruit Length:
    < 1 inch
    Fruit Width:
    < 1 inch
    Fruit Description:
    A glossy, purple-black berry
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Green
    Purple/Lavender
    Red/Burgundy
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Fragrant
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Fall
    Summer
    Flower Shape:
    Bell
    Tubular
    Flower Petals:
    4-5 petals/rays
    fused petals
    Flower Size:
    1-3 inches
    Flower Description:
    Axillary, drooping, tubular, 5-lobed, dull red-purple with greenish tinge.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Alternate
    Leaf Shape:
    Ovate
    Leaf Margin:
    Entire
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    > 6 inches
    Leaf Width:
    1-3 inches
    Leaf Description:
    The lower leaves are solitary, while the upper are produced in pairs.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
    Stem Form:
    Straight
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Naturalized Area
    Woodland
    Problems:
    Poisonous to Humans
    Problem for Cats
    Problem for Children
    Problem for Dogs
    Problem for Horses
    Weedy
  • Poisonous to Humans:
    Poison Severity:
    High
    Poison Symptoms:
    HIGHLY TOXIC, MAY BE FATAL IF EATEN! Fever, rapid pulse, dilation of pupils, hot and dry flushed skin, headache, dry mouth, difficulty of swallowing, burning of the throat, hallucinations, convulsions. May cause death in livestock and pets.
    Poison Toxic Principle:
    Tropane alkaloids, atropine, and others
    Causes Contact Dermatitis:
    No
    Poison Part:
    Bark
    Flowers
    Fruits
    Leaves
    Roots
    Seeds
    Stems