Connecticut Plants
Enchanter's Nightshade
Circaea canadensis (L.) Hill
  • Synonyms: Circaea lutetiana L., Circaea quadrisulcata
  • Family: evening primrose (Onagraceae)
  • Habitat: moist woods
  • Height: 1-2 feet
  • Flower size: 1/8 inch across
  • Flower color: white
  • Flowering time: June to August
  • Origin: native
Circaea lutetiana L.
Circaea lutetiana L.
Circaea lutetiana L.

Flowers of enchanter's nightshade appear to have four petals, but it is actually two deeply cleft petals (left). On the right is a fruit of enchanter's nightshade.