Answer: Based on the description of the flower, I'd say the weed is a member of the nightshade family (Solanaceae).There are 1700 subspecies in the genus and include such common garden plants as Nicotiana, Sweet Potato Vine, Blue Potato Bush and Jerusalem Cherry. For positive identification take a specimen (including roots, stems, leaves and flowers) to your local Extension office. Contact University of Rhode Island, Plant Sciences, Kingston, RI 02881. Phone (401) 874-2957.
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