Contractions. - Paris. Par.
Paris quadrifolia. Nat. ord., Teilliace2E/
Synonyms. - Herba Paris, Solanum quadrifolium, Aco-nitum pardalianches.
Fig. - Flora Horn., pl. 47.
Herb Paris, True-love, One Berry. For. names: German, Einbeere; French, Parisette, Raisin de Renard; Italian, Uva de Volpe; Spanish, Ubas de Zooro.
Habitat. - Woods and shady places in Europe and Russian Asia. Several parts of Britain, but very local.
Flowering time. - Spring and early summer.
Parts employed. - The entire plant.
Characters. - Stem 9 to 12 inches high, with a whorl of 4 broadly ovate or obovate leaves 2 to 4 inches long. Peduncle rising 1 to 2 inches above the leaves. Perianth yellowish-green, 4 outer segments, narrow lanceolate, about 1 inch long; 4 inner ones linear and rather more yellow. Anthers linear on slender filaments. Berry bluish-black.
Time for collecting. - At commencement of flowering.
Preparation. - Tincture, corresponding in alcoholic strength with proof spirit.
Reference to Horn. Proving. - Arch., viii. Hartlaub and Trinks.
Proper forms for dispensing. - φ and lx, Tincture only. 1 and upwards, Tincture, Pilules, or Globules.