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Mandragora is a small genus of between 3-5 species of herbaceous perennial flowering plants in the nightshade family, Solanaceae native to the Mediterranean and Asia. They have large fleshy sometimes divided, disturbingly human torso-like taproots, rosettes of broad leaves and stemless flowers usually in shades of white to violet followed by yellow or orange berries. All members of this genus contain high levels of alkaloids and are toxic if ingested. They are cultivated as curiosities for their unusual low growth habit and upright bell-shaped flowers.
How to propagate Mandrake
Root cuttings in winter.
Sow seed when ripe or in autumn.