Plant ID forum: (Solanum); S. nigrum or S. americanum

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Name: Catmint/Robin
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Catmint20906
Jun 17, 2015 10:43 AM CST
growing in my shade garden area. Has tiny white flowers. Anyone have any idea what it might be?

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Name: Celia
West Valley City, Utah (Zone 7a)
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Zencat
Jun 17, 2015 10:45 AM CST
Solanum of some kind.
Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
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dave
Jun 17, 2015 10:48 AM CST

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Black Nightshade (Solanum nigrum) by the looks of it.
Name: Catmint/Robin
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Catmint20906
Jun 17, 2015 10:49 AM CST
thanks, Celia--I just now noticed there is a bee of some kind on the blossom in the background--will have to zoom in for a better look at it! :-)
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Name: Celia
West Valley City, Utah (Zone 7a)
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Zencat
Jun 17, 2015 1:27 PM CST
It's cute!
Name: Dave Paul
Puna, HI (Zone 10b)
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Metrosideros
Jun 18, 2015 12:24 AM CST
Looks like Solanum americanum, Nightshade.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solanum_americanum

http://plants.usda.gov/core/profile?symbol=SOAM

http://www.fireflyforest.com/flowers/2364/solanum-americanum...
Name: Catmint/Robin
Maryland (Zone 7a)
Region: Mid-Atlantic Butterflies Forum moderator Native Plants and Wildflowers Bee Lover Echinacea
Region: Maryland Garden Photography Cottage Gardener Garden Ideas: Master Level Celebrating Gardening: 2015 The WITWIT Badge
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Catmint20906
Jun 18, 2015 4:07 AM CST
Thank You!
That's good to know! Thanks so much!
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Name: Catmint/Robin
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Catmint20906
Jun 18, 2015 5:43 AM CST
Thanks, Celia, Dave, and Dave Paul! Looks like it's time to yank it up!!
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Name: Celia
West Valley City, Utah (Zone 7a)
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Zencat
Jun 18, 2015 8:34 AM CST
I've had it twice in my yard. Thumbs down
Name: Greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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greene
Jun 19, 2015 9:49 AM CST
You guys yank it out as a weed; my Guatemalan neighbors plant it for food. Don't worry; they know how to prepare it.
Cook the young leaves in several changes of water and mix with either scrambled eggs or cooked Yucca root.
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Name: Catmint/Robin
Maryland (Zone 7a)
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Catmint20906
Jun 19, 2015 9:57 AM CST
sounds tasty, Greene! Big Grin
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