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Bittersweet Nightshade

Solanum dulcamara

Notes:

The fruit is a bay red ovoid with the aspect and odour of a tiny tomato. The berry is poisonous to humans and livestock but edible for birds that disperse their seeds. The berry's attractiveness and familiar look make it dangerous for children.

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2 Comments

DavidMroczkowski
DavidMroczkowski 8 years ago

Unless you know what it is, don't eat it. I'm glad to hear you did.

ThisIsMe04
ThisIsMe04 8 years ago

Interesting you say that it is dangerous for young children...I had a little girl come up to me today with a red berry that looked very similar. I made sure I took it from her right away!

DavidMroczkowski
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DavidMroczkowski

Wisconsin, USA

Spotted on Aug 28, 2012
Submitted on Sep 12, 2012

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