enchanter's nightshade


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Related to enchanter's nightshade: Circaea alpina, Circaea lutetiana

enchanter's nightshade

n
(Plants) any of several onagraceous plants of the genus Circaea, esp C. lutetiana, having small white flowers and bristly fruits
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Noun1.enchanter's nightshade - any of several erect perennial rhizomatous herbs of the genus Circaea having white flowers that open at dawn; northern hemisphere
Circaea, genus Circaea - enchanter's nightshade
Alpine enchanter's nightshade, Circaea alpina - an Alpine variety of enchanter's nightshade
Circaea lutetiana - tall evening primrose with inconspicuous flowers
evening primrose - any of several plants of the family Onagraceae
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The forest floor is carpeted in leafy Dog's Mercury, Herb-Paris and Enchanter's Nightshade, with endless swathes of bluebells and ramsons, not to mention Common Dog-Violet, with its delicate pansy-like flowers and heart-shaped leaves.
Field roses, lords and ladies and enchanter's nightshade are among the flowers found there.