Black Henbane is a native of Eurasia, but has spread around the world due to its historical appeal as an ornamental and sedative medicinal herb. It is a member of the family Solanaceae, and is related to Nightshade, Tomato, Potato, and Tobacco. Henbane has been known for centuries in witchcraft formulations as a "baneful herb", and must be treated with great care due to its extreme potency. Biennial.
▶Note! Despite this plant's beauty, this plant contains compounds that are poisonous if ingested. Do not ingest for any reason and keep away from curious pets and children. Do not attempt medicinal use unless under the direction and care of a physician.