Hyoscyamus aureus Linnaeus, 1753
Common names: Golden Henbane [En], Jusquiame dorée [Fr], Goldgelbes Bilsenkraut [De], Υοσκύαμος ο χρυσός [Gr], Altın Banotu [Tu]
KYRENIA (Girne, Κερύνεια) ● Cyprus
Description: Herbaceous perennial, hairy and viscous, with decumbent stems of 50 cm.
The leaves are ovate-rounded, petiolate, with large triangular teeth.
The flowers are bright yellow with deep purple throats.
Biology: Flowering from January to June.
Habitat: Cliffs, rocks, old walls and ruins, up to 1200 m.
Distribution: Western Mediterranean, Near East.
Caution: All parts of the plant are very toxic. Symptoms of poisoning include impaired vision, convulsions, coma and death from heart or respiratory failure.
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