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Please help identify this weed

image I've been told the picture is of a weed, deadly knightshade. I've reasearched deadly knightshade and although there are green berries on it, the flowers are totally different.  

Help would be much appreciated as I am only going by internet info and it would be great to know what it is.

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  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Leicestershire, UKPosts: 11,336

    White bryony I think, jez.

    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • That was the closest I could find, but couldn't find any pictures showing the perfectly formed smooth little green berries, although the flowers do look very similar in some pictures.  Do these berries appear at certain stages only?

  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 20,106

    HERE IS QUITE A FUNNY DESCRIPTION OF WHITE BRYONY'S PROPERTIES.

    I ESPECIALLY LIKE THE IDEA OF CHARLATANS' ATTEMPTS TO SELL IT OFF AS MANDRAKE, AS AN APHRODISIAC, AND PLINY'S RECOMMENDATION FOR ITS USE  (AND THE LIKELY CONSEQUENCES).

    http://www.thepoisongarden.co.uk/atoz/bryonia_dioica.htm

    Last edited: 21 July 2017 10:58:47

    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
  • WelshonionWelshonion Posts: 3,114

    Deadly Nightshade is pretty rare.  You are most likely to encounter it in an abandoned chalk pit.

  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Leicestershire, UKPosts: 11,336

    It has green buds which open to white flowers then small green berries form which eventually turn yellow, orange then red.  Every part of the plant is poisonous.

    http://www.naturespot.org.uk/species/white-bryony

    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
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