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Solanum dulcamara, Bittersweet Nightshade, Climbing Nightshade

Solanum dulcamara

Bittersweet Nightshade, Climbing Nightshade
Family: Solanaceae
Origin: Europe, Asia
Vine or creeperFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterModerate waterBlue/lavender/purple flowersEthnomedical plant.
Plants marked as ethnomedical and/or described as medicinal, are not offered as medicine but rather as ornamentals or plant collectibles.
Ethnomedical statements / products have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. We urge all customers to consult a physician before using any supplements, herbals or medicines advertised here or elsewhere.Attracts butterflies, hummingbirdsSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Solanum dulcamara is a semi-woody herbaceous perennial vine, which scrambles over other plants, capable of reaching a height of 4 m where suitable support is available, but more often 1-2 m high.

Although fatal human poisonings are rare, several cases have been documented. The red berries are toxic but, fortunately, very bitter so it is implicated in only a handful of accidental poisonings.

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