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Henbane Hyoscyamus niger

Other Common Name(s):

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hy-oh-SY-ah-mus NY-jer
This plant has high severity poison characteristics.
See below
Description

Erect annual or biennial herb with coarse, hairy stems; leaves alternate, simple, toothed; flowers axillary, tubular, 5-parted, greenish-yellow or yellowish with purple veins; fruit a capsule

Severity:

HIGHLY TOXIC, MAY BE FATAL IF EATEN

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Cultivars / Varieties:
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#purple#showy flowers#poisonous#annual#biennial#medicinal#herb garden
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Hyoscyamus
    Species:
    niger
    Family:
    Solanaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Annual
    Biennial
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Europe
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Poisonous
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Type:
    Capsule
    Fruit Description:
    a capsule
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Green
    Purple/Lavender
    Flower Shape:
    Tubular
    Flower Petals:
    4-5 petals/rays
    Flower Description:
    axillary, tubular, 5-parted, greenish yellow or yellowish with purple veins
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Feel:
    Velvety
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Alternate
    Hairs Present:
    Yes
    Leaf Description:
    alternate, simple, toothed
  • Stem:
    Stem Color:
    Green
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
    Stem Buds:
    Hairy
    Stem Surface:
    Hairy (pubescent)
    Stem Description:
    Coarse, hairy
  • Landscape:
    Problems:
    Poisonous to Humans
  • Poisonous to Humans:
    Poison Severity:
    High
    Poison Symptoms:
    Poison Delivery Mode: Ingestion Symptoms: Salivation, headache, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, rapid pulse, convulsions, coma
    Poison Toxic Principle:
    Tropane alkaloids
    Causes Contact Dermatitis:
    No
    Poison Part:
    Bark
    Flowers
    Fruits
    Leaves
    Roots
    Sap/Juice
    Seeds
    Stems