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Herb Paris, True lover's knot (Paris quadrifolia), fam. Trilliaceae or Melanthiaceae.
Grows in wet, shady places of the forest. Easily recognized by the fourfold symmetry of leaves and flower parts arrangement. The related varieties can also have three- or fivefold symmetry. The plant is very toxic (especially its black berries). It is prohibited for use in medicine.