Deadly Nightshade (Atropa belladonna)
Cambridgeshire, England, 1986

The nightshades belong to the same family as the tomato and the potato, but all the varieties which grow in Britain and Ireland contain varying amounts of toxins, such as atropine and solanine.

The ripe berries of deadly nightshade are very sweet, but one or two can kill a child.

Atropine can also save lives, as it can be used as an antidote in cases of poisoning by some weed-killers and chemical weapons.

Deadly Nightshade