Enchanter's Nightshade - Circaea lutetiana Enchanter's Nightshade - Circaea lutetiana
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Herb: Enchanter's Nightshade


Latin name: Circaea lutetiana


Family: Onagraceae (Evening Primrose Family)



Medicinal use of Enchanter's Nightshade:

The plant has been used as a treatment on wounds. A compound infusion has been drunk and also used as a wash on injured parts of the body.

Description of the plant:



Plant:
Perennial


Height:
70 cm
(2 feet)

Flovering:
June to
August

Habitat of the herb:

Woods and shady places on a moist, base-rich soil, throughout Britain to 360 metres.

Propagation of Enchanter's Nightshade:

Seed - sow spring in situ if you have sufficient seed. Otherwise sow in pots in light shade in a cold frame, pricking the seedlings out into individual pots once they are large enough to handle. Plant out in the summer or the following spring.

Cultivation of the herb:

Woods and shady places on a moist, base-rich soil, throughout Britain to 360 metres.

Known hazards of Circaea lutetiana:

None known

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.