This map shows the winter minimum temperature suitability of this crop in the state of Illinois.
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Hyoscyamus niger

Common Name(s): Henbane; black henbane
Family: Solanaceae
Growth Habit: Annual/Biennial
Invasiveness: Noxious weed:CA, CO, ID
Growing Days:
Abs.Max=82° (F)    Opt.Max=64° (F)
Opt.Min=50° (F)    Abs.Min=43° (F)
Winter Minimum:
Soil pH:
Soil Texture/Type: Wide; organic
Soil Drainage:
Photoperiod Response: Long day
Light Intensity: Clear
Source of hyoscine, atropine, and hyoscyamine.
No diseases found for the ten pathogens searched.
Medicinal -, Poison - mammals, Weed - possible seed contam.
Subtropical-dry summe, temperate-continental
Geographical Origin:
Northern Africa, Indian Subcontinent, Europe, Naturalized elsewhere
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