Irish wildflowers




Henbane
Hyoscyamus niger
Gafann
Family: Solanaceae

Flowering: June-September. Annual or biennial. Native.

Irregularly trumpet-shaped creamy-yellow flower with dark purple-brown veins.
Basal rosette. Leaves usually lobed, coarse-toothed. Stem leaves clasping.
Erect plant, branched/unbranched. Sticky-hairy. Foetid smell. Height: 40-80cm.
Very poisonous!

Dry, bare, calcareous ground. Mainly coastal, shingle, sandy ground. Occasional inland, waste ground, building sites. Rare, mainly E, scattered distribution elsewhere. Vulnerable species.
     


    

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