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Under Elderberry

Posted by danieldumont 9, Bay Area (My Page) on
Thu, Dec 6, 12 at 16:09

This has appeared in the last couple of weeks underneath an elderberry. Seems to love all of the rain that we have gotten in the past few weeks.

Here is a link that might be useful: 2012-12-06

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RE: Under Elderberry

One of the nightshades, Solanum sp

RE: Under Elderberry

Yeah. Looks like S. nigrum.

RE: Under Elderberry

useless facts ...

of the potato family

aka belladonna .. historically used by woman of old.. spanish i believe ... to dilate their pupils.. to entice the menfolk ... perhasp the root of the song spanish eyes ...

and if i am not mistaken.. EVERY PIECE OF IT IS HIGHLY POISONOUS ...

when the kids were around.. it eradicated it with a vengeance .. due to its pretty purple berries ...

the birds will make eradication problematic ... good luck with that


RE: i meant

when the kids were stupid enough to put things in their mouths ..

they are still around.. i havent lost them yet ...


ps: though i sometimes hide from them.. lol ... the eldest being officially a teenage girl ...

RE: Under Elderberry

OK Ken - standby, schoolmarm here again. Atropa belladonna, Deadly Nightshade, was the source of the eye stuff and the drug Atropine. Not this plant, Solanum nigrum, Black Nightshade.

Toxicity of S nigrum is a moot point. Some forms are eaten.

Here is a link that might be useful: DEADLY Nightshade

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