Scientific name: Circaea lutetiana
Enchanter's nightshade is a hairy plant, with rounded leaves that taper to a fine tip, and clusters of small, pinky-white flowers in summer. It grows in woods and hedges, but can be a 'weed' of gardens.
When to seeJune to August
AboutEnchanter'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
and can become a problem 'weed' due to its persistent and creeping habit, spreading by rhizomes (underground stems).