Nightshade – Enchanter’s

Circaea quadrisulcata

Family Evening Primrose (Onagraceae)
Bloom Summer
Habitat Moist forest
Status Native
Cycle Perennial
Height 1-2′
Flower Flowers are small, white, sparsely scattered on upright, multiple flowerstalks from a single stem. The 2 petals are deeply notched and seem to appear as 4.
Leaf Leaves are simple, toothed, egg-shaped with pointed tips and occur opposite on long leafstalks.
Notes Fruit is a bristly bur, which allows seeds to “hitchhike” in the fur of animals and hiker’s socks and pant legs.


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