BLACK HENBANE
(Hyoscyamus niger L.)

GROWTH HABIT: Erect, bushy, annual or biennial. Reproduces by seed only.

LEAVES: Alternate, coarsely toothed, shallowly lobed, very hairy. Foliage has a foul odor.

STEMS: Erect, branched, 1-3 ft. tall.

FLOWER: Large, 1-2 inches in diameter, brownish-yellow with a purple center and purple veins. Flowers from upper leaf axils.

ROOTS: Medium taproot.

SEEDS: Tiny, black; hundreds in 1 inch long pineapple-shaped or vase-shaped seed capsules.

OTHER: All parts of this plant are toxic.

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