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Black nightshade (Solanum nigrum L.): flowering and fruiting stem. Coloured etching by M. Bouchard, 1774.

Bouchard, Magdalena.
Date
[1774]
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Description

Black nightshade is also known as common or garden nightshade and poisonberry.

The shoots and leaves of black nightshade are edible and the fruits of some large fruited forms (wonderberries) are used in pies. The berries are supposed to be poisonous but are used to treat spasms and epilepsy

Publication/Creation

[Romae (Rome)] : [Bouchard et Gravier], [1774]

Physical description

1 print : etching, with watercolour ; platemark 37.0 x 23.1 cm

Lettering

Solanum Officinarum acinis nigricantibus. I.R.H.148. Ital. Solatro volgare - Gall. Morelle

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 16859i

Type/Technique

Languages

  • Latin
  • Italian


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