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Purple nightshade (<em>Solanum dulcamara</em>)
05-JUN-2012 Christine Hanrahan

Purple nightshade (Solanum dulcamara)

This is a non-native twining plant in the potato family. It is common alongside trails and in 'waste' land. Once these pretty little flowers vanish, they replaced by shiny bright red berries which are toxic. Probably not fatal unless you eat a bowl full, but you could feel rather unwell.

Canon PowerShot SX20 IS
1/320s f/2.8 at 5.0mm iso100 full exif

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slhoornstra23-Jun-2012 06:05
A wonderful capture, just gorgeous in a robe of violet!! V
MarcViskens10-Jun-2012 05:51
wow I like this
very beautiful
Pierre07-Jun-2012 01:55
Une très belle réussite, les détails sont superbes! V
Robert Ballard06-Jun-2012 00:16
It's hard to photograph the wild nightshade around here because the flowers are always pointing downward. Strangely the flowers of the nightshade in my yard point up. I suppose they're a different species though. They don't produce berries.
Pat nighswander05-Jun-2012 23:34
interesting too..
Pat nighswander05-Jun-2012 23:34
excellent image
Stephanie05-Jun-2012 23:16
What a tempting flower! So beautiful! V
Mildred Alpern05-Jun-2012 23:09
Nature's artistry on display.
an nguyen05-Jun-2012 22:50
Gorgeous .
Jim Coffman05-Jun-2012 22:38
Very nice,colorful closeup!
Margot W05-Jun-2012 22:31
I never knew what it looked like. Thanks Christine.
Karen Stuebing05-Jun-2012 22:19
I do know this plant. The flowers are so pretty. Great color and detail. V.
Light_Works05-Jun-2012 22:13
Nice image! Well done! V.
Ann Pettigrew05-Jun-2012 21:46
A gorgeous shot ofmone of my favorite flowers, Christine! Lovemit! V
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