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Deadly Nightshade?

EdlontonEdlonton Posts: 59
Any idea if this is deadly nightshade? First year I have noticed this plant on the garden. Last winter it started to grow very tall and now is developing some purple flowers. 

Thank you!


  • Definitely not Atropa Belladonna, what it is I'm not sure, looks like a Solanum. Someone else may be able to tell you what it is. 
  • BorderlineBorderline Posts: 4,700
    Looks a bit like the Blue Potato Bush, Lycianthus Rantonnetii. My mum had one growing in a pot. They are not all that hardy. Best to see the flowers or more of the bush to be sure.
  • EdlontonEdlonton Posts: 59
    I managed to take some more pictures. Hopefully the leaves are more revealing now?

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,425
    Can't remember the name but it's not deadly nightshade

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • PalustrisPalustris Posts: 4,300
    Lycianthes rantonnetii
  • EdlontonEdlonton Posts: 59
    Thank you for all the answers. It has helped me a lot. 
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