Circaea quadrisulcata

Common Name: 
enchanter's nightshade
Scientific Name: 
Circaea quadrisulcata (Maxim.) Franch & Sav. Circaea lutetiana
Family Name: 
Onagraceae - Evening Primrose Family
Identification Notes
Life Cycle
native perennial, reproducing by seed and slender rhizomes
upright, solitary or branching above, round, smooth with spare pubescent
Stems of Enchanter's Nightshade
opposite, oval, heart-shaped to rounded base sometimes squarish, tapering to pointed tip, stalked, wavy and shallowly toothed
Leaves of Enchanter's Nightshade
2-petaled, white to pinkish, petals deeply notched, 2 sepals perpendicular to petals; terminal and axillary (above) racemes, racemes long with flowers widely and evenly spaced
capsule, obovoid, grooved, 2-chambered, bristles that stick to fabric and fur
Fruits of Enchanter's Nightshade
Fruits of Enchanter's Nightshade