Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


  Circaea alpina L. subsp. alpina image
Photographer: Christopher Noll           

Corey Raimond

Corey Raimond

Matthew L. Wagner

Christopher Noll

Christopher Noll

Paul E. Berry

Paul E. Berry

Robert Bierman
Family Onagraceae
Circaea alpina L. subsp. alpina
alpine enchanter's-nightshade, northern enchanter's-nightshade, small enchanter's-nightshade
Circaea: after Circe, the enchantress
alpina: of alps, mountains
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Status: Native
Plant: erect, perennial, 4"-12" tall forb; stems weak, soft; from rhizomes with tuberous thickening at the end
Flower: white to pinkish, 2-parted, 1/8"-3/16" wide, petals deeply notched almost to the middle; inflorescence with open, stalked flowers (usually less than 15) bunched at the top of a cluster, elongating to 4" in fruit; blooms June-Aug.
Fruit:capsule with 1 chamber and 1 seed
Leaf:opposite, stalked, thin, oval, 3/4"-2 1/3" long, usually more than half as wide as long, sharp-pointed
Habitat: moist to wet; woods, bogs
(Glossary)

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Synonyms 
Circaea alpina L. var. alpina

         
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