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Belladonna (Atropa Belladona)

A poisonous plant, often called "Deadly Night Shade", the plant can be recognised from its bell-shaped flowers, followed by dark-blue berries - which can be mistaken for blue berries.

They contain alkaloids, which are highly toxic and dehyrating. Their narcotic action affects the central nervous system and can cause paralysis. See 'Belladonna; Medicinal uses'

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