A poisonous bushy Eurasian plant with drooping purple flowers and black cherry-like fruit. Also called belladonna.
- Atropa belladonna, family Solanaceae.
- These so-called host plants include many broadleaf weeds and cover crops such as nettles, mallow, chicory, dandelion, thistles, bindweed, deadly nightshade, and many clovers.
- For example, the poisonous plant deadly nightshade, also known as Belladonna, causes a throbbing headache, high temperature and bright red face.
- Adding to its sinister image, the moth, which takes three to four weeks to develop from caterpillar to adult, feeds on plants including deadly nightshade which is in flower at the moment.
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