The glossy, black fruit of Deadly Nightshade photographed in the grounds
of Northampton General Hospital. 15 November, 2016
Tuesday, 15 November 2016
More about Deadly Nightshade
A few months ago, in a blog called 'Hospital Poisons' (20 July), I drew attention to the fact that Deadly Nightshade, Atropa belladonna, grew in the grounds of Northampton General Hospital. It was still there when I visited earlier today; indeed I found another robust specimen. It was still bearing its glossy, purple-black fruits, 'girt by the persistent, spreading calyx'* and very tempting they looked too, for serving with 'lashings of ice cream'.