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Black nightshade

A species of Nightshades
Botanical name : Solanum nigrum Genus : Nightshades

Black nightshade, A species of Nightshades
Botanical name: Solanum nigrum
Genus: Nightshades
Black nightshade (Solanum nigrum)

Description

Black nightshade (Solanum nigrum) is a highly toxic plant and caution should be exercised around this plant. It's said that black nightshade fruits can technically be consumed if they are fully ripe and properly cooked and prepared. Generally though, due to the danger they present, no one would ever want to try to eat this plant.
Plant Height
30 - 120 cm
Flower Color
White
Yellow
Leaf Color
Purple
Green
Black
Toxic
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Weed risk
Yes
Invasive
Yes
* Disclaimer: Content feedback CAN NOT be used as any basis for EATING ANY PLANTS. Some plants can be VERY POISONOUS, please purchase edible plants through regular channels.

General Info

Name story

Black nightshade
Solanum nigrum has been recorded from the remains of the Paleolithic and Mesolithic era of ancient Britain. The fruits will turn black when they reach maturity, so it is called black nightshade.

Symbolism

Death, spirits, the underworld

Usages

Garden Use
Black nightshade is often grown in gardens as an accent or specimen plant. Gardeners value its attractive star-shaped flowers in the summer and green then black berries in the autumn. Black nightshade is suitable for trellises and alongside walls in pollinator gardens. It may comfortably grow in a coastal setting.
Black nightshade (Solanum nigrum) Black nightshade (Solanum nigrum)
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