Vining weed whose dark green foliage usually hides fairly well between other plants, until first the flowers, and then the bright red berries, draw our attention. All parts of the plant are poisonous, the green parts more so than the berries.
||climbing nightshade, bitter nightshade
||climbs to 10'
This is a weed in our garden
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|Linnea||Apr 28, 2008||Is this the same as "deadly nightshade"? I have the same plant, which was ID'd as such to me years ago.|
Although I've seen references to this solanum as 'Deadly Nightshade', that common name is usually reserved for Atropa belladonna - a cousin in solanaceae, but not in the same genus. According to wikipedia, the solanum that gets called Deadly Nightshade is Solanum nigrum.
|Sue||Jun 17, 2008||Hi Rob,
While always living in Westchester and Putnam Counties in New York State, I have always known this plant as bittersweet. Would never have guessed that this plant had such beautiful flowers! Your photos are outstanding and very clear.
Thank you for all the info,
Daisy Sue |
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