A Flora and Fauna of Symi

A personal guide to the wildlife of Symi and beyond

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Yellow Henbane

January 24, 2015

This is yellow henbane or Hyoscamus aurea.

Here seen growing on the face of the old kastro walls at the acropolis in Horio.

Hyoscamus is a derogatory term in Greek meaning Hog-bean used by the physician and botanist Discorides.

 

 

 

 

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