Enchanter"s nightshade by Ann Bridge

Cover of: Enchanter

Published by McClelland & Stewart in Toronto .

Written in English

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Edition Notes

Gift; Mason, David; 2007.

Book details

Statementby Ann Bridge.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPR6029 M35 E53
The Physical Object
Pagination459 p.
Number of Pages459
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL18586070M

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Broad-leaved enchanter’s nightshade, sorcerer of Paris, Witch’s Grass, Great Witch Herb, Wood magic herb, Paris nightshade, Herb of St Etienne, St Stephen’s wort Enchanter’s Nightshade is a Eureasian native perennial member of the evening primrose family (Onagraceae) found in moist woodlands across Europe and has naturalized to much of.

Many – maybe most – of Ann Bridges novel’s draw on her experiences of living overseas when when she was the wife of a diplomat, but ‘Enchanter’s Nightshade’ is a little different.

It’s a period piece of Italian provincial society, set in the early years of the twentieth century, years when the author was still a girl/5. Enchanter's nightshade is hairy plant that is actually a member of the willowherb family, rather than being related to deadly nightshade.

It can be found in woodlands, hedgerows, gardens and even at the foot of old walls; it especially likes heavy, rich soils. It bears loose clusters of tiny, pinky-white flowers from June to August. In Enchanter's Nightshade, first published inBridge presents her reader with a "period piece" of Italian provincial society and distributes our.

Enchanter’s nightshade or Circaea lutetiana; this nightshade is a member of the willowherb family (Onagraceae). It is not related to other nightshades such as the deadly nightshade. It is found in shady woodlands, coppices and some hedgerows.

Enchanter’s nightshade tends to like moist, shady conditions. Enchanter's Nightshade spreads by both seed and rhizomes, often creating small colonies in woodlands across much of Minnesota. There are recognized 2 varieties (or subspecies, depending on the reference): var. canadensis (also known as Circia canadensis) is the North American species and var.

quadrisulcata (C. quadrisulcata) its Eurasian. Circaea lutetiana, known as broad-leaved enchanter's nightshade, is a plant in the evening primrose family, Onagraceae. The genus name comes from the enchantress Circe of Greek mythology and the specific designation is derived from Lutetia, the Latin name for Paris, which was sometimes referred to as the "Witch City".

Despite its name it is not especially toxic, but. However, despite being called enchanter's nightshade, research showed me that it isn't related to other nightshades, such as deadly nightshade or woody nightshade. Instead it is a member Enchanters nightshade book the willowherb (onagraceae) family.

It isn't poisonous, which is a good thing, but it isn't considered edible either. Enchanter's Nightshade Circaea lutetiana canadensis Evening Primrose family (Onagraceae) Description: This perennial plant is about ¾-2' tall and unbranched or little branched.

Scattered white hairs occur occasionally along the central stem, although it becomes glabrous Enchanters nightshade book age. What does enchanter's nightshade look like. Thought of as a weed in gardens, enchanter’s nightshade grows in sun-dappled woodland.

Leaves: opposite growing and oval in shape. Flowers: very small (around 5mm), pinkish-white with two strongly notched petals. The stamens poke out of the flower. Enchanter's Nightshade.

Scientific Name:Circaea lutetiana) Other name: Broadleaf Enchanter's Nightshade Family: Onagraceae. This is a perennial and a member of the Onagraceae Family found throughout the British Isles. It prefers shaded, damp areas and spreads by means of white, cylindrical rhizomes.

Enchanter’s nightshade, any herbaceous perennial plant of the genus Circaea, in the evening primrose family (Onagraceae), that occurs in damp woodlands of the Northern Hemisphere.

The plants have slender stems with opposite leaves. The small, white, two-petaled flowers grow in clusters, and the. Range map for Enchanter's Nightshade (Circaea canadensis). PLEASE NOTE: A coloured Province or State means this species occurs somewhere in that Province/State.

The entire Province/State is coloured, regardless of where in that Province/State it occurs. Enchanter’s nightshade has tiny delicate white flowers and unassuming foliage that belies its creeping and persistent habit.

It is occasionally found in gardens, but is seldom a serious weed problem unless it has been allowed to spread over a wide area. ⇠back to “Look out for ” Alpine Enchanter’s-nightshade Circaea alpina (Great Mell Fell) Subtly disguised as an identification feature, this piece is in essence a paean to that exquisite little plant, the Alpine Enchanter’s-nightshade, so evocative.

Enchanter's nightshade, Circaea lutetiana. Handcoloured botanical drawn and engraved by Pierre Bulliard from his own 'Flora Parisiensis,'Paris, P.F. Didot. Pierre Bulliard ( was a famous French botanist who pioneered the three-colour-plate printing technique. His introduction to the flowers of Paris included plants.

In Enchanter's Nightshade, Bridge presents her reader with a ‘period piece' of Italian provincial society and distributes our sympathies over a surprising range of characters, several of whom touch on individual lovely ‘Enchantress' in the late thirties; the little English governess in the early twenties, full of Oxford enthusiasms; the ardent youth, Giulio; /5(7).

Alpine enchanter’s-nightshade (Circaea alpina ssp. alpina) is a smaller plant, no more than 12 ″ in height. The leaves are usually more than half as wide as long. The flowers are clustered at the end of the raceme. The pedicels are erect to ascending and.

ENCHANTER'S NIGHTSHADE on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. ENCHANTER'S NIGHTSHADE. The broad-leaved enchanter's nightshade (Circaea lutetiana) is found in Eurasia and the eastern enchanter’s nightshade (Circaea canadensis) is found in North America.

In addition, there is an intermediate hybrid between these two, and several local species or subspecies, with between eight and 14 forms recognised by different authorities. But in his Herball, enchanter’s nightshade appears immediately before mandrake, a toxic plant whose dark magic was held in dread.

Gerard goes to some length to explain that enchanter’s nightshade and mandrake have been confused in the minds of many people, possibly because of their shared connection with Circe, the sorceress.

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In Enchanter's Nightshade, first published inBridge presents her reader with a "period piece" of Italian provincial society and distributes our sympathies over a surprising range of characters, several of whom touch on individual tragedies. The lovely "Enchantress" in the late thirties; the little English governess in the early twenties, full of Oxford enthusiasms; the ardent.

About Enchanter's Nightshade. In Enchanter's Nightshade, first published inBridge presents her reader with a "period piece" of Italian provincial society and distributes our sympathies over a surprising range of characters, several of whom touch on individual lovely "Enchantress" in the late thirties; the little English governess in the early.

enchanter's nightshade Circaea lutetiana broadleaf enchanter's nightshade Legal Status. Wetland Status. Interpreting Wetland Status. Related Links. More Accounts and Images; Integrated Taxonomic Information System (CIRCA) Jepson Interchange (University of California - Berkeley) (CIRCA) Related Websites.

Use this reference book to learn our woody plants like trees and shrubs. Kansas Grasses. Plant Search > Enchanter's Nightshade Enchanter's Nightshade (Circaea lutetiana) About Enchanter's Nightshade.

Enchanter's Nightshade is a Herb. Herbs are broad-leaved, herbaceous (non-woody) plant. Herbaceous plants are also known as forbs or wildflowers.

Posted by robertduval14 (Mason, New Hampshire - Zone 5b) on PM. One of very few 2-petaled flowers to be found in New Hampshire. [ Reply to this comment | ] Posted by ILPARW (southeast Pennsylvania - Zone 6b) on PM. This is the North American variety of the Broadleaf Enchanter's Nightshade that is best as Circaea lutetiana canadensis.

There is no good explanation for the species name and the common name of small enchanter’s nightshade (Circaea alpina).A native perennial, small enchanter’s nightshade is not related to either the deadly nightshade (Atropa) or the European nightshades (Solanum).So why it is called a “nightshade” is a mystery.

Enchanter’s nightshade: Elizabeth’s Wildflower Blog has several delightful entries about this underappreciated plant. To learn if a plant’s native range extends to your area, check out the Biota of North America Program’s plant atlas and the Ladybird Johnson Wildflower Center’s native plant database.

Additional Physical Format: Online version: Bridge, Ann, Enchanter's nightshade. Boston, Little, Brown and Co., (OCoLC) Material Type. Enchanter's nightshade definition, any of several plants belonging to the genus Circaea, of the evening primrose family, of cool and temperate regions of the Northern Hemisphere, having white flowers.

See more. Enchanter's Nightshade. Stems erect, with numerous leaves. Leaves opposite, with winged petioles, 1–2 1/2 in. long, heart-shaped with pointed tips, slightly toothed, with short hairs on underside.

Flower stalk erect, leafless, densely coated. Among the dense, dark green foliage, with the white flowers of enchanter's nightshade glimmering beneath it, there is hardly any sound of birds.

Times, Sunday Times () Away from these unshaded (and occasionally sunny) places, in dark, damp woods, the white flowers of enchanter's nightshade glimmer close to the ground. Alpine enchanter’s nightshade’s flower lacks nectar so it doesn’t attract many insects: the pollen is often released while the flower is still a bud, so it falls onto its own stigmas.

Most often the plant spreads vegetatively through its subterraneous runners and. Tag Archives: enchanters nightshade and witchcraft. From the Wortcunner’s Cabinet – Enchanter’s Nightshade. Posted on 28/08/ by Isabella. It is not related to other nightshades such as the deadly nightshade.

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By Isabella @TheWandCarver. Instagram: @thewandcarver From Plant Lore, Legends, and Lyrics, by Richard Folkard, Jun, London “ENCHANTER’S NIGHTSHADE.—Formerly the Atropa Mandragora used to bear this name, but by some mistake it has been transferred to the Circæa Lutetiana, an insignificant plant named after Circe, the famed enchantress, probably.

In Enchanter's Nightshade, first published inBridge presents her reader with a "period piece" of Italian provincial society and distributes our sympathies over a surprising range of characters, several of whom touch on individual tragedies. The lovely "Enchantress" in the late thirties; the little English governess in the early twenties, full of Oxford enthusiasms; Brand: Bloomsbury Publishing.

Enchanter’s Nightshade lies in wait for passersby to carry its seeds away to new locations. My socks, for example, make a fine carrying device. Another forest edge plant, Jumpseed (Persicaria virginiana), spreads its seed in a different way.Enchanter's Nightshade is a fanfiction author that has written 12 stories for Digimon, Pokémon, Duel Masters, Sailor Moon, X-Men, and Royal Tutor/王室教師ハイネ.enchanter-s-nightshade definition: Noun (plural enchanter's nightshades) 1.

Any of the genus Circaea of low inconspicuous perennial plants, found in damp, shady places.

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