Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Solanum dulcamara

I know, it's an invasive weed. I know, it's poisonous, but I still love these tiny shooting stars and tiny egg-shaped berries.

Reminds me to regard with gratitide the ancient Inca for breeding the poison out of one of the major solanum staples, the potato (Solanum tuberosum). More on Solanum dulcarmara, also called bittersweet, bittersweet nightshade, bitter nightshade, blue bindweed, Amara Dulcis, climbing nightshade, fellenwort, felonwood, poisonberry, poisonflower, scarlet berry, snakeberry, trailing bittersweet, trailing nightshade, violet bloom, or woody nightshade, here.

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