P/P Photoweek: Enchanter's Nightshade, fruit (VII.18.2005)

encahnter's nightshade, fruit

Enchanter's Nightshade, fruit detail
. . . (Circaea lutetiana) Native to North America.
Not a member of the Nightshade family, but an Evening Primrose.
after Circe, the fair-haired goddess of Aeaea in Book XIII of Homer's
Odyssey. She offers a band of Odysseus' men food and drink, added
to which is a magic herb. A touch of her wand then turns the men
into pigs. Powerful mix, indeed!
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(Photographs were made Sunday, the 17th of July 2005)

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