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Paris quadrifolia L.

Family - Liliaceae

Common Name - Herb Paris

 

 

Native 

Poisonous 

 

 

 

 

Unscented Leaves 

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Description of Genus

Closely related to the Liliaceae. Perennial herbs with underground rhizomes. Leaves either opposite or frequently in a single whorl at the top of the stem.

Habitats
Deciduous woodland
Leaves and flower of Paris quadrifolia
© Quentin Groom
Life History
Perennial
UK distribution

Found in England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland. (See Map)

Flowering Time

In flower during June, June, July, August and October.

Fruit

Botanically the fruit is called a capsule, but it could be mistaken for a berry

Flower

The flower is actinomorphic and is green in colour.

Names in other languages and countries

France
Parisette
Germany
Vierblättrige Einbeere
Spain
Hierba de Paris
Sweden
ormbär
Dutch
eenbles
Finland
sudenmarja
Poland
Czworolist pospolity