|I heard belladonna and nightshade are the same thing is this true?|
|Belladonna belongs to the family Solanaceae and is classified as Atropa belladonna. Belladonna is also called deadly nightshade, and is a biennial or annual plant with large simple leaves and bell-shaped flowers. The flower tube is five-pointed, purple, and surrounded by five green sepals. The fruit is a single green berry that becomes purple to black with maturity. All parts of belladonna are poisonous and narcotic; the leaves and root contain alkaloids.