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<strong>Eastern Black Nightshade</strong>
<span style="color: red;">Danger - Poisonous berries</span>
<em>Solanum ptychanthum</em> /Potato (Nightshade) Family<br>
These plants are in the Nightshade family, the same family as tomatoes, horse nettle, ...
Eastern Black Nightshade
Danger - Poisonous berries
Solanum ptychanthum /Potato (Nightshade) Family

These plants are in the Nightshade family, the same family as tomatoes, horse nettle, potatoes, jimsonweed, tobacco, and petunias. The shiny black berries are poisonous. The unripe fruit and leaves are poisonous to humans, rodents, goats, cattle, sheep, and horses. The toxins contained in the leaves are soladulcidine and solanine.
Annual
Where seen:Oak Ridge, Knoxville, Great Smoky Mountains NP, widespread
{Formerly known as: Solanum americanum, Solanum nigrum}

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