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Tiny flower

Observed: 18th August 2013 By: Ann BaughanAnn Baughan’s reputation in PlantsAnn Baughan’s reputation in PlantsAnn Baughan’s reputation in PlantsAnn Baughan’s reputation in Plants
Tiny flower

Flowerhead about 1 cm diameter. White petals with a yellow centre.

Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Black Nightshade (Solanum nigrum) interacts


Amadan's picture

I've never seen it -

But I may well have passed it over, thinking at a quick glance it was Bittersweet. And there it was in Stourport-on-Severn, where I worked for nearly a decade!
It has an interesting history, if you read the Wikipedia entry at

lavateraguy's picture

Solanum nigrum is a ruderal

In my experience the two principal habits that Solanum nigrum turns up in are

1) maize fields (and to a lesser extent other arable crops) - it will grow on wheat and barley fields after the crop has been harvested.

2) urban roadsides, perhaps more often in the gutters than on the pavements.

Ann Baughan's picture

Black nightshade

The photo shows all the plant, so no wonder you missed seeing it.

landgirl's picture

It gets a whole lot bigger

I've got a patch in my garden where it grows and spreads. It's difficult to pull out if you let it get too big - one plant can cover a square metre, and it produces hundreds of berries. Not my favourite weed!