Botany in Romeo and Juliet

Curtis Clark jcclark-lists at EARTHLINK.NET
Mon Sep 12 07:21:11 CDT 2005


On 2005-09-11 17:30, Martin Dubé wrote:
> "Within the infant rind of this small flower
> Poison hath residence, and medicine power
> For this, being smelled, with that part cheers each part
> Being tasted, stops all senses with the heart."

My first thought was a Solanum species; the European nightshades have
relatively small flowers. But I don't believe they are especially scented.

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