Black Henbane

Hyoscyamus niger

Summary 3

Hyoscyamus niger, commonly known as henbane, black henbane or stinking nightshade, is a poisonous plant in the family Solanaceae.

How to recognize it? 4

Bell shaped pale flowers with 5 lobes, dark purple veins and center. Multiple flowers per stem. Sticky leaves.

When are they blooming in Banff National Park? Full bloom between mid-June and mid-July. Bloom/Seeding continuing on till end of September.

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