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Bittersweet Nightshade
Solanaceae
Solanum dulcamara


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Type Categories Useful Parts

Herb


Solanaceae Family

Solanum Genus
Other Names for this Plant

Bittersweet, Bittersweet Nightshade, Bitter Nightshade, Blue Bindweed, Climbing Nightshade, Fellenwort, Felonwood, Poisonberry, Poisonflower, Scarlet Berry, Snakeberry, Trailing Bittersweet, Trailing Nightshade, Violet Bloom, or Woody Nightshade


Location

This one was found in Utah.

Physical Description
semi-woody herbaceous perennial vine.The leaves are 4-12 cm long, roughly arrowhead-shaped, and often lobed at the base. The flowers are in loose clusters of 3-20, (1-1.5 cm) across, star-shaped, with five purple petals and yellow stamens and style pointing forward. The fruit is an ovoid red berry about 1 cm long, soft and juicy.




Bittersweet Nightshade, Solanum dulcamara - YouTube.com

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Solanaceae
Nightshade Family
Solanales
Solanales
Nightshade Order
Euasterids I
Euasterids I
Real Stars Group One
Asteridae
Asteridae
Class of Stars (Daisies)
Core Eudicots
Core Eudicots
Main, Real, Two First-Leaves (Dicots)
Eudicots
Eudicots
Real, Two First-Leaves (Dicots)
Mesangiospermae
Mesangiospermae
Half Capsule Seed Division
Magnoliophyta
Magnoliophyta
Magnolia Division
Spermatophytes
Spermatophytes
Seed Plants
Euphyllophytina
Real Land Plants
Polysporangiates
Multiple Spore Sub-Kingdom
Stomatophytes
Stomatophytes
Air Pores Sub-Kingdom
Embryophytes
Embryophytes
Multicellular Land Plants
Streptobionta
Streptobionta
Multicellular Plants
Plantae
Plantae
Plants
Eukaryota
Eukaryota
Cells with a Nucleus


General Information


The berries look like tiny tomatos.
Solanum dulcamara means "Sun-shade sweet-bitter"


Solanum dulcamara is poisonous to humans and livestock but edible for birds, which disperse the seeds widely. As with most Solanum species, the foliage is also poisonous to humans.
Bittersweet is considered by some to be a herbal remedy for treating herpes and allergies.





Bittersweet, Woody Nightshade Leaves
Bittersweet, Woody Nightshade - September 06, 2009



Bittersweet, Woody Nightshade Berries
Bittersweet, Woody Nightshade - August 28, 2009



Bittersweet flowers turning into berries
Bittersweet, Woody Nightshade - August 28, 2009



Bittersweet, berry stems
Bittersweet, Woody Nightshade - August 28, 2009



Bittersweet flower
Bittersweet, Woody Nightshade - August 28, 2009



Bittersweet, Woody Nightshade
Bittersweet, Woody Nightshade - August 28, 2009



Bittersweet, Woody Nightshade
Bittersweet, Woody Nightshade - August 28, 2009



Bittersweet, Woody Nightshade
Bittersweet, Woody Nightshade - August 28, 2009



Bittersweet, Woody Nightshade
Bittersweet, Woody Nightshade - August 28, 2009



Bittersweet, Woody Nightshade
Bittersweet, Woody Nightshade - August 28, 2009



Bittersweet, Woody Nightshade
Bittersweet, Woody Nightshade - August 28, 2009



Bittersweet, Woody Nightshade
Bittersweet, Woody Nightshade - August 28, 2009



Bittersweet, Woody Nightshade
Bittersweet, Woody Nightshade - August 28, 2009



Bittersweet, Woody Nightshade
Bittersweet, Woody Nightshade - August 28, 2009



Bittersweet, Woody Nightshade
Bittersweet, Woody Nightshade - August 11, 2009



Bittersweet Solanaceae Berries
Solanaceae Berries - August 11, 2009



Bittersweet Solanaceae Berries
BittersweetSolanaceae Berries - August 11, 2009

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