Solanum nigrum Solanaceae Black Nightshade

Solanum nigrum 19kb

Description - Black Nightshade is usually a low-growing plant of up to 25cm, but can sometimes be found several feet high in cultivated fields. Flowers are white and just like a Potato flower, which is the same family, although on a smaller scale. It is the berriesd which give it its name, as they turn from green to purplish-black when ripe. Although a Nightshade, this plant will not kill you, but may give you a bad tummy-ache if you ate an awful lot of berries.

Habitat - A weed of gardens, wasteland and agricultural fields.

Comments - Common island-wide.



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