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Belladonna
Belladonna
Species information
Sentience

Non-sentient

Distinction(s)

The seed of the Belladonna plant is purple.

Usage

Potion-making

Belladonna is a mundane plant with magical uses. Fluids from the poisonous plant are used by students at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry in Potions class, where it is a part of their standard potion making-kit. Other names for Belladonna are Atropa, Deadly Nightshade, Deaths Herb, Dwale, and Witch's berry. The seed of the Belladonna plant is purple.

Behind the Scenes

  • Like Aconite, belladonna was once believed to be a key ingredient in witches' flying ointment.[1]
  • In the Middle Ages, some believed belladonna to be the favourite plant of the devil. [1]

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