Definition of enchanter's nightshade in English:

enchanter's nightshade


  • A woodland plant with small white flowers and fruit with hooked bristles, native to Eurasia and the eastern US.

    Circaea lutetiana, family Onagraceae

    ‘The wildflowers, many of which bloom in May, include waterleaf, wild ginger, red trillium, Jack-in-the-pulpit, smooth and woolly blue violet, Solomon's seal, false Solomon's seal, and enchanter's nightshade.’


Late 16th century believed by early botanists to be the herb used by Circe to charm Odysseus' companions.