A poisonous plant that is a purgative and will give you terrible diarrhoea. The root used to be sold to unfortunate victims as mandrake root with unpleasant results. It has male and female flowers on the same plant although the flowers are very similar.
|Common Names||White Bryony, English Mandrake.|
|Scientific Name||Bryonia dioica|
Almost anywhere as they spread mainly from seed dispersal by birds but do require a fence or another plant to grow up as they are a fast spreading climber.
Was used as a laxative in the past but the results were so explosive it is not considered safe for this use anymore.