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Cereus

Description

Cereus is a night-blooming plant with silvery-white flowers that smell strongly of vanilla..

Cultivation

It is found only in warm, damp, swampy conditions, and favours Genua and the Counterweight Continent.

Uses

Cereus causes mild confusion, and is best mixed with other ingredients, such as Skullcap to enhance its effect.

Clematis

Description

Clematis is a tall herb, with striped red and green leaves and large white flowers.

Cultivation

It is found mostly in the warm, damp, swampy conditions of Genua.

Uses

This herb when ingested, irritates the eyes and throat giving rise to a flow of tears that eventually become so severe that the person drowns in their own bodily fluids.

Hellebore

Description

A low-growing herb with dark, shining, smooth leaves and pure white blossoms that rise directly from the roots.

Cultivation

Hellebore seems to like the swampy conditions of Genua and does not grow elsewhere.

Uses

Hellebore is a violent narcotic, and thus can result in stupor, coma, convulsions or death.

Hemlock

Description

Hemlock is a tall herb with an unpleasant mousy smell. It has small white flowers that branch off a yellow stem.

Cultivation

Grows wild in the plains that surround Ankh-Morpork as well as in some parts of Genua.

Uses

It causes a general feeling of illness, which can last for some time after ingestion. Most potent when combined with snake venom, but also mixes well with other herbs.

Skullcap

Description

A low herb, with lush, dark green leaves and tiny blue flowers. The flowers have a strange helmet like shape to them.

Cultivation

Skullcap is found mostly in humid, swampy conditions.

Uses

Once treated, ingestion can cause acute confusion and disorientation. This effect can be increased by combining it with Cereus and various other ingredients.

Wormwood

Description

A tall firm herb with large, whitish leaves and nearly globular green-yellow flowers.

Cultivation

Wormwood grows all over the Disc, from shady areas in woods and forests to the swamps of Genua.

Uses

It causes strange yet very specific hallucinations when treated correctly. Is the main ingredient in Absinthe.

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