A Flora and Fauna of Symi

A personal guide to the wildlife of Symi and beyond

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Yellow Henbane

Hyoscamus aureus looking rather menacing on the walls of the castle on Symi.

"Sleeping within mine orchard, 
My custom always of the afternoon 
Upon my secure hour thy uncle stole, 
With juice of cursed hebenon in a vial, 
And in the porches of mine ear did pour 
The leprous distillment."

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