Deadly Nightshade

Deadly Nightshade Photo
Outdoor Plants
Health Rating
Latin Name
Atropa belladonna


Deadly Nightshade has dark purple bell-shaped flowers and green (unripe) or black(ripe) berries. These berries grow separately on the plant while the less poisonous Black Nightshades berries grow in bunches. Another distinction between the two is Black Nightshade flowers have white petals.

For Your Pet

Belladonna, also known has Deadly Nightshade, is one of the most toxic plants known. All parts of this plant contain tropane alkaloids. If ingested, Deadly Nightshade can cause narcosis, paralysis, and death in domestic animals.


Do not feed your pet Deadly Nightshade as it will cause severe illness.


If you believe that your pet has been poisoned immediately call your vet or one of the animal poison control hotlines on this list.