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Common Name: Enchanter's Nightshade
Circaea lutetiana is a perennial plant that can grow up to 0.70 metres tall.
It is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine..
Most of Europe, including Britain, south and east to N. Africa and Iran.
Woods and shady places on a moist, base-rich soil, throughout Britain to 360 metres[
Prefers a moist soil and a position in partial shade, growing well in woodland conditions[
The plant has been used as a treatment on wounds[
]. A compound infusion has been drunk and also used as a wash on injured parts of the body[
Seed - sow spring in situ if you have sufficient seed. Otherwise sow in pots in light shade in a cold frame, pricking the seedlings out into individual pots once they are large enough to handle. Plant out in the summer or the following spring.