Circaea lutetiana

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enchanter's nichtshade
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Enchanter's Nichtshade Flora von Deutschland, Österreich und der Schweiz 1885
Scientific classification
Kinrick: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Myrtales
Faimily: Onagraceae
Genus: Circaea
Species: C. lutetiana
Binomial name
Circaea lutetiana

Circaea lutetiana (enchanter's nichtshade) is a plant in the evening primrose faimily, Onagraceae.

The genus name comes frae the enchantress Circe o Greek meethology an the generic designation is derived frae Lutetia, the Laitin name for Paris. Paris at ane time was kent as the "Witch Ceity". Despite its name it is nae especially toxic, but contains a lot o the astringent tannin.[1]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Alchemy works Archived 2011-09-27 at the Wayback Machine Accessed July 2011