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Help with a plant ID?

June 30, 2012

Beautiful flowers are popping up all over here in the Twin Cities.  I’ve been enjoying all of it, but there’s one species that’s got me puzzled.  It looks like a member of the nightshade family, and it seems to like growing in weedy places on parking strips and drainage gardens.  It’s all over the place.

What is this?



Fruits. Sorry it’s blurry.

Also, for your viewing enjoyment, here’s some milkweed and bee balm:

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Susan Helms permalink
    June 30, 2012 9:19 AM

    That plant is called nightshade and is poisonous. Tomatoes and potatoes are members of this family. If you look at the flowers of these plants you will see how similar they are.

    • June 30, 2012 9:32 AM

      Holy cow! It really is nightshade? I thought it was just some weedy cousin.

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