Family

Evening primrose.

Colour

White.

Odour

Scentless.

Range

General.

Time of Bloom

Summer.

Flowers: small; growing in long, loose, terminal and lateral racemes; pedicels reflexed in fruit. Calvx: two-lobed. Corolla: of two petals. Stamens: two. Pistil.' one. Leaves; opposite; ovate; smooth; thin; serrated. Stem: erect; branching.

A name is a great deal to the enchanter's nightshade. One fairly bristles with interest to seek it out and pause under its powers of enchantment. And in proportion to the keenness with which it is sought, will the disappointment be great in recognising it; for few flowers possess so little charm. It is persistent, too, and thrusts itself upon the attention of the passer-by whenever it finds the space to do so along the shady roadside.