Nymphaeaceae comedenti, The Lotus Eater

117B, 1601.ODY.3 from The Secret Garden.

A drawing of the narcotic flower from the Libyan coast. Historically the flower has been consumed to induce amnesia and apathy. 

Any crewmen who ate the lotus, the honey sweet fruit, 
lost all desire to send a message back, much less return, 
their only wish to linger there with the Lotus-eaters, 
grazing on lotus, all memory of the journey home
dissolved forever.