Atropa belladonna (Belladonna)

Hello all! Welcome to my website dedicated to Atropa belladonna.

This website is all about the plant Atropa belladonna, more known by the common names of belladonna, deadly nightshade, devil's berries, death cherries, or dwale. This organism was named for some of the interesting toxic properties that it contains and some of the early uses of the plant. For more information on how this organism received this name and the organisms scientific classification please see the Classification page. Belladonna is found distributed highly in the Central and Southern parts of Europe as well as parts of Asia and Northern Africa. For more information on where you can find belladonna in theses regions see the Habitat page of this website. Atropa belladonna has many adaptations that help protect itself from predators and competition in the environment that it grows in. For more information on how belladonna lives well in the environment provided for the plant please visit the Adaptation page and for more information on how this organism interacts with other species in the environment please visit the Interactions page. Because belladonna is a plant it gets food and nutrition from the process of photosynthesis. Belladonna gets energy from the sunlight to fuel the process and uses carbon dioxide and water to create sugars to fuel and give energy to the entire plant. For more information on this topic please visit the Nutrition page. Belladonna is an angiosperm which means it has flowers and fruits. The fruit is a berry which contains many seeds. These seeds are belladonna's method of reproducing, for more information on this visit the Reproduction page. For other interesting tidbits about Atropa belladonna, like how the plant is used in medicine and some of the early uses of the plant please visit the Facts page. To see all the pictures contained throughout the website please visit the Photo Gallery page.

There are many important and interesting facts compiled on this website that was designed by myself, Alicia Siebold, a Sophomore student at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. I designed this website for other students or people interested in this unusual organism. This website was created in April of 2013. The information is easy to read and organized by page on the left side of the screen for quick retrieval; or you can follow the hyperlinks in the paragraph above. If you wish to get back to this home page at any time there are hyperlinks at the bottom of each page to direct you back to this page. If any questions arise while reading through this website please feel free to contact me, the author, via email at, I would be happy to discuss or answer any questions that you may have. To learn more about me, Alicia Siebold, the author please visit the About the Author page of my website. To look at the sources I used in making this website please visit the Bibliography page.

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