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White Henbane

Hyoscyamus albus


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.


Found in dry, uncultivated ground and fortifications.


Maltese name: Mammazejza

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Malta, Malta

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

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