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14/09/2013 at 18:04

Hi,

We have just moved house and have two young children.  Someone has said the plant below could be deadly nightshade.  

 

I would really appreciate any advice tsatay if it is or not?

 

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14/09/2013 at 18:05

Sorry that should say "to say" not "tsatay"

14/09/2013 at 18:05

Can you repost the pic, it hasn't come through 

14/09/2013 at 18:35

 Hi AndB, lots of people confuse Deadly Nightshade with Woody Nighshade. There are a few posts on the forum where the Deadly turns out to be Woody, and since Deadly Nightshade is a relatively rare plant of chalkland I would guess you don't have it.

As Panda says, the picture didn't come through, so it would be nice if you could try to upload one again.

 

15/09/2013 at 08:57

Hi,

 

Trying again with the picture let me know if this doesn't show.  It show for me, but can copy a different way if not.

 

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15/09/2013 at 09:04

Use the tree icon to post the pic

15/09/2013 at 10:44

3rd time lucky.  I copied and pasted from an ipad as it doesn't allow you to use the tree icon.  Posted from computer now using the tree icon, so hopefully has worked. Thank you

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15/09/2013 at 10:58

It is Woody Nightshade, Solanum Dulcamara, aka Bittersweet.

The berries are bitter, unpleasant to taste and are toxic if eaten in great quantities.

Cases of poisoning by Woody Nighshade are rare - http://www.thepoisongarden.co.uk/atoz/solanum_dulcamara.htm

With young children around though, maybe you should consider removing it.

15/09/2013 at 14:56

It is a pesky weed.  It seeds everywhere.

15/09/2013 at 15:35
15/09/2013 at 15:37
Thank you for quick replies. Really appreciate that. My husband has just removed it! We'll keep a lookout for if it's seeded.
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