Scientific Name: Solanum dulcamara Form: Climbing
Common Name:deadly nightshade , European bittersweet Texture:Medium - fine
Family Name:SolanaceaeHabit: Spreading
Plant Type: Herbaceous perennial, Vine or climber, Weed (horticultural) Mature Size (ht. X w.):2 - 3m x 1.0 - 1.5m
Origin: Europe, South Asia / India Hardiness Zone:Zone 4: (-34 to -29 C)
Leaves: Simple, Alternate, Soft flexible, Glabrous, Ovate, Pinnately lobed, Sinuate
Flowers: Cyme, Violet, Blue, Yellow, Mar- Apr- May- Jun- Jul- Aug
Fruit: Berry (true), Red, Oct- Nov
Exposure: Full sun
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Landscape Uses: Perennial border, Summer interest
Key ID Features:Climbing weed; leaves ternate and bright green; inflorescence purple cyme of small drooping flowers, prominent yellow centres (stamens); petals curl back at tips; leaves smell like peanut butter when crushed.