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Observed: 3rd July 2010 By: Fred Titchener
S159 Neighbourhood Nature - course complete
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Description:

purple flowers yellow centre hairy stalks

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Bittersweet (Solanum dulcamara) interacts

Comments

anonymous spotter's picture

Bittersweet or Woody Nightshade

has been used medicinally, but contains the toxin solanine - as does its relative Deadly Nightshade (and indeed, the "wrong" parts of tomatoes and potatoes).

bobthebirder's picture

Woody Nightshade

In my area (Dorset) so many people call this plant deadly nightshade that it must almost be considered an alternative name!

Bob Ford