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2 tiny white deeply notched petals, sometimes tinged pale pink, upto 7mm across. Hairy sepals and no bracts. Stigmas are deeply lobed. Flower spike not overcrowded, positioned at the top of the main stem.
Burr-like fruits, teardrop-shaped, not splitting open when ripe. Each fruit has 2 chambers and is covered in hooked hairs which cling to clothing upon passing by.
Simple, toothed, heart-shaped leaves, up to 5 inches long and 3 inches wide. The opposite pairs of leaves are at right-angles to the pair below. The upper leaves are the smallest.
Never consume a wild plant unless you are 100% certain that it is safe to eat and you know that you have identified it correctly.
Broadleaf Enchanter's Nightshade, Herb of St Etienne, Paris Nightshade, Sorcerer of Paris, St Stephen's Wort, Witches Grass.
Farmland, gardens, hedgerows, scrub, wasteland, waterside, woodland.