|Solanum dulcamara||Nightshade Family||Solanaceae|
|June - September||Rare||Alien|
Description: Climbing vine like up to 10 or 12 feet trailing along the ground. Leaves are ovate and usually with 2 small lobes at the base. Flowers have 5 petals that swept back, violet in color, the protruding yellow beak (looks like a bannana) formed by the anthers. Fruit drooping clusters of egg shaped berries that are green then turn to a ruby red. The plant has a disagreeable odor and is poisonous if eaten. The irish potato and eggplant are members of this group.
Location: Moist roadsides, wood borders and streamsides
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