Leafless spikes of small white flowers, sometimes tinged pink.
Flower stalks with glandular hairs. Bristly, drooping, 2-seeded fruit.
Oval to heart-shaped pointed leaves, slightly downy.
Erect stems, creeping rootstock. Height: 20-50 cm
Shady roadsides, woods, hedgerows. Prefers base-rich soils.
No relation to the true Nightshades.
Photographs above: July 2007, Macroom, Co.Cork.