Hyoscyamus aureus – Henbane

Hyoscyamus aureus - Henbane

– FAMILY: Solanaceae   – PLANT DESCRIPTION: Known as the henbanes – is a little genus of blooming plants in the nightshade. It involves 11 species, all of which are toxic. It, alongside other genera in the same family, is a source of the drug hyoscyamine (daturine). It is a biennial/perennial, growing to 0.6 m (2ft).  The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs). It prefers dry or moist soil. Known Hazards All parts of the plant are very toxic. Symptoms of poisoning include impaired vision, convulsions, coma and…

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