Anyone know what these are?

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Anyone know what these are?

Post: #266960 Pach
Wed Oct 03, 2012 1:02 pm

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Re: Anyone know what these are?

Post: #266961 Green Aura
Wed Oct 03, 2012 1:24 pm

No idea, I don't recognise those leaves at all.

I've just had aquick Google (as you do :wink: ) and some images for black nightshade show some similar looking leaves - most are like potato leaves but one in particular looks very like yours.

See what you think.
http://www.thetortoisetable.org.uk/site/plants_19.asp?catID=106
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Post: #266972 marshlander
Wed Oct 03, 2012 3:34 pm

I agree, black nightshade Solanum nigrum not to be confused with deadly nightshade, Atropa belladonna. Black nightshade was used as a medicinal herb being sudorific, analgesic and a powerful narcotic, but dangerous as some strains can be fataly toxic, particulary to children and animals.
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Re: Anyone know what these are?

Post: #267005 Pach
Thu Oct 04, 2012 11:39 am

Thanks. Guess I won't be making wine out of them, then!

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Re: Anyone know what these are?

Post: #267022 Poochy Pie
Thu Oct 04, 2012 8:29 pm

Hi Pach

I had the same plant growing this summer, two of them and like the previous thread at first i thought they were some kind of potato but then the black berries appeared and someone informed me that they are some kind of nightshade - dug them up rather quickly!!! Never had them before - just appeared this summer......

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Re: Anyone know what these are?

Post: #267027 marshlander
Thu Oct 04, 2012 9:57 pm

Poochy Pie wrote:Hi Pach

I had the same plant growing this summer, two of them and like the previous thread at first i thought they were some kind of potato but then the black berries appeared and someone informed me that they are some kind of nightshade - dug them up rather quickly!!! Never had them before - just appeared this summer......

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You're on the right lines as both plants are related: Potates are Solanum tuberosum After potato plants flower, some varieties produce poisonous small green fruits that look like green cherry tomatoes and which contain a large amount of the toxic alkaloid solanine. Tomatoes are Solanum lycopersicum. If you rub a tomato leaf between your fingers, the bitter odour is the poisonous alkaloids it produces. Needless to say tomato fruits are fine to eat! :iconbiggrin:
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