THE FLOWER BEHIND THE PRINTS - Part 3

N I G H T S H A D E - 'Bella Donna'

The Deadly Nightshade  ( ATROPA BELLADONNA) is queen of the poison plants,  its name synonymous with bewitching sorceresses and ancient powers.  Its ability to kill when being used to dilate the pupils which was said to enhance attraction,   gives it a romantic mystique which is hard to beat.  Add to that the hallucinations it may also cause and its fascination is complete.

Its name, ‘belladonna’, meaning ‘beautiful lady’ is said to come from the practice of women in Venetian society using it to make themselves more attractive to potential husbands ( the eye trick again) although it is said in folklore,  that the name comes from the idea that the plant would come to life as a beautiful temptress.... 

The delicate unassuming flowers and glossy , bullet like berries makes this little plant one of dark magic and inherent intrigue. 

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