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White Henbane

Hyoscyamus albus

Description:

A herbaceous plant with tufted erect stems covered in viscous hairs. The flowers are lemon yellow with a purple throat, from 20 to 35 mm in length. This plant is very poisonous, but it has been used in folk medicine as an analgesic or its psychotropic properties.

Habitat:

Found in dry, uncultivated ground and fortifications.

Notes:

Maltese name: Mammazejza

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MarikaMartinez
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MarikaMartinez

Malta, Malta

Spotted on May 19, 2013
Submitted on May 25, 2013

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