PlantsSolanum→Black Nightshade (Solanum nigrum)

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Annual
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial or Dappled Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Dry
Plant Height: 2 feet (60 cm)
Plant Spread: 2 feet (60 cm)
Flower Color: White
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Summer
Late summer or early fall
Fall
Toxicity: Leaves are poisonous
Roots are poisonous
Fruit is poisonous
Pollinators: Various insects

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Location: My garden, Gent, BelgiumDate: 2013-08-09
By bonitin
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Location: My garden, Gent, BelgiumDate: 2013-09-29Berries start green but turn to black when mature.
By bonitin
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Location: Sydney AustraliaDate: 2019-09-15introduced via potting mix
By yowie
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2014-07-18
By jmorth
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 Photo Courtesy of Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds. Used with permissi
By Joy
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2015-06-14
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2015-06-14
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2016-09-11
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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Is this a weed? by MRTIM22 Sep 4, 2020 7:29 PM 4
help I dentify by bmathers Mar 10, 2020 5:21 PM 1
Small white flower mixed in with a Bird of Paradise by Dionysus Sep 16, 2019 12:31 PM 2
Garden Highlights 2019 by NickyNick Sep 2, 2019 11:10 PM 0
Help ID plant grown from seed by Mariedorer Aug 5, 2019 9:35 AM 3
Making bread (from A to Z) by NickyNick Jan 7, 2021 7:21 PM 181
plant ID by radagastoff May 29, 2019 8:04 AM 2
Plant ID by pkdavis002 Apr 28, 2019 10:49 PM 2
I want to know if these are poisonous by Preyes Nov 4, 2018 6:51 AM 4
Growing black nightshade ( solanum nigrum) by Darius4Life Sep 3, 2018 6:24 PM 11

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