Paris quadrifolia, SE: Ormbär, DE: Vierblättrige Einbeere,
NL: Eenbes, UK: Herb Paris, True-lover's

Scientific name:  Paris quadrifolia L.
Swedish name:  Ormbär
German name:  Vierblättrige Einbeere
Nederlandse naam:  Eenbes
English name:  Herb Paris, True-lover's Knot
Plant Family:  Melanthiaceae, Trilliaceae, Trebladsväxter

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Life form:  Rhizomatous, perennial herb
Stems:  Upright stem; four leaves in a whorl near the top of the unbranched stem.
Leaves:  4 obovate to elliptic pointed leaves in two opposite pairs
Flowers:  Narrow greenish filiform petals and green petaloid sepals
Flowering Period:  May, June
Fruits:  Blueberry-like fruit, which is poisonous.
Habitat:  Forests, thicket

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Derivation of the botanical name:
Paris from par (paris), equal on account of the regularity of its leaves.
quadrifolia, four-leaved.
  • The standard author abbreviation L. is used to indicate Carl Linnaeus (1707 – 1778), a Swedish botanist, physician, and zoologist, the father of modern taxonomy.

Vilda blommor i Sverige