cover photograph © Elmar Hinz 2008

Deadly Nightshade
(Atropa belladonna)

Welcome to my webpage on Atropa belladonna, sometimes known as Belladonna, more commonly known as Deadly Nightshade. The scientific name of this plant translates to "beautiful lady," and like most beautiful women, this plant is enticing on the outside, but on the inside is a toxin strong enough to kill. Yikes. 

© Rillke 2011

I invite you to poke around on this webpage to your heart's content. In it, I'll tell you all about how Deadly Nightshade is classified, where it lives, who it lives with, and some other tidbits of information I found fascinating. You can also find out how Deadly Nightshade gets its food, how it reproduces, and what sets it apart from other organisms.

© David Hawgood 2009

If you want to learn more about Deadly Nightshade, take a look at the sources I used for this project. Or, you can visit my about me page to find my contact information and ask me any questions you may have.

Also, check out Multiple Organisms to see all the other fantastic organisms that my classmates from the present and past have researched. And, be sure to take a look at what's going on at the University of Wisconsin LaCrosse.

To start your magical journey, click here to see the breakdown of the classification of Deadly Nightshade.