Help Please - Is this deadly nightshade

AndBAndB Posts: 7

Hi,

We have just moved house and have two young children.  Someone has said the plant below could be deadly nightshade.  

 

I would really appreciate any advice tsatay if it is or not?

 

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  • AndBAndB Posts: 7

    Sorry that should say "to say" not "tsatay"

  • 4thPanda4thPanda Posts: 4,145

    Can you repost the pic, it hasn't come through image

  •  Hi AndB, lots of people confuse Deadly Nightshade with Woody Nighshade. There are a few posts on the forum where the Deadly turns out to be Woody, and since Deadly Nightshade is a relatively rare plant of chalkland I would guess you don't have it.

    As Panda says, the picture didn't come through, so it would be nice if you could try to upload one again.

     

  • AndBAndB Posts: 7

    Hi,

     

    Trying again with the picture let me know if this doesn't show.  It show for me, but can copy a different way if not.

     

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  • Use the tree icon to post the pic

  • AndBAndB Posts: 7

    3rd time lucky.  I copied and pasted from an ipad as it doesn't allow you to use the tree icon.  Posted from computer now using the tree icon, so hopefully has worked. Thank you image

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  • It is Woody Nightshade, Solanum Dulcamara, aka Bittersweet.

    The berries are bitter, unpleasant to taste and are toxic if eaten in great quantities.

    Cases of poisoning by Woody Nighshade are rare - http://www.thepoisongarden.co.uk/atoz/solanum_dulcamara.htm

    With young children around though, maybe you should consider removing it.

  • WelshonionWelshonion Posts: 3,115

    It is a pesky weed.  It seeds everywhere.

  • AndBAndB Posts: 7
    Thank you for quick replies. Really appreciate that. My husband has just removed it! We'll keep a lookout for if it's seeded.
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