Monday, May 28, 2007

Common Nightshade

Common Nightshade
Solanum americanuum
Family: Solanaceae (nightshade)


POISONOUS - foliage and fruit. The green berries contain solanine and can be fatal if eaten in sufficient quantities. Some sources state that the fully ripe berry which is shiny black is edible, but most sources recommend avoiding ingesting the berries at all.


Elizabeth Joy said...

I just found your beautiful blog, and enjoyed it. I blog from the opposite corner of the USA so it is fun to see what is happening in your part of the world. I don't blog all nature, but I'm doing it more and more all the time.

Patricia said...

Elizabeth, thank you! I am so glad that you have enjoyed this blog. I'll have to come see what wonders the Lord has brought to your corner of the USA. I do hope you will come visit me here again!

Unknown said...

Tengo una en casa... La deje crecer xq es muy linda, debo cortarla??