Solanum umbelliferum / Nightshade Family
Soledad, CA - Pinnacles National Monument
June 28, 2006
The "witch" part of the name of this lovely flower comes from the fact that the plant is toxic if eaten. It is related to the tomato, potato, tobacco, and petunia. It is poisonous as many of the other plants in the Solanum genus are. We made our first stop in the park at the parking area of the maintanence garage. There were lots of flowers to check out in the area.