A species of Nightshades Botanical name : Solanum nigrum Genus : Nightshades
Black nightshade, A species of Nightshades
Botanical name: Solanum nigrum
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.
30 - 120 cm
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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.
Care Guide for Black nightshade
Black nightshade is a low-demanding plant that's relatively drought-tolerant, though it performs best when watered regularly. Water the plant whenever the top layer of soil starts drying out. Try not to overwater the plant as it doesn't tolerate soggy soil.
Mid summer, Autum