Monday, January 15, 2007     « Bittersweet Nightshade »

Bittersweet Nightshade

Some Bittersweet Nightshade aka 'Woody Nightshade' (Solanum dulcamara) growing along a fence. I have been misidentifying this plant as 'Deadly Nightshade' since childhood but have recently discovered that I wasn't the only one making that mistake. Another reason why it's good to learn botanical names.

I couldn't resist a plant image because everything is gardening, gardening, gardening right now despite the actual snow that has FINALLY come down to remind us that this is supposed to be winter afterall. I never thought I'd find myself begging for snow, but this winter has been one of many firsts.

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