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Solanum dulcamara

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so-LAN-num dull-kah-MAH-rah
This plant has high severity poison characteristics.
See below
Description

Cultivar(s): Variegatum

Categories: Poisonous PlantsVines

Woody vine; leaves alternate, simple, usually with basal, ear-like lobes; flowers small, 5-parted, purple; fruit a red berry.

Family: Solanaceae

Habit: Deciduous

Poison Part: Berries and all parts of the plant are poisonous.

Poison Delivery Mode: Ingestion

Severity: HIGHLY TOXIC, MAY BE FATAL IF EATEN!

Found in: Weedy in disturbed areas, roadsides, edge of moist woods, wasteplaces, fencerows; forest or natural area.

 

 

Cultivars / Varieties:
  • Variegatum
Tags:
#deciduous
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
  • Variegatum
Tags:
#deciduous
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Solanum
    Species:
    dulcamara
    Family:
    Solanaceae
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Azores, Temp. Eurasia to N. Indo-China and NW. Africa
    Distribution:
    Mountains
    Climbing Method:
    Scrambler
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Poisonous
    Vine
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Growth Rate:
    Rapid
    Texture:
    Fine
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Color:
    Red/Burgundy
    Fruit Type:
    Berry
    Fruit Description:
    bright red fruit
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Blue
    Purple/Lavender
    White
    Flower Petals:
    4-5 petals/rays
    Flower Description:
    small, 5-parted, purple, pale violet, blue, white flowers
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Alternate
    Hairs Present:
    No
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Poisonous to Humans:
    Poison Severity:
    High
    Poison Symptoms:
    Nausea, vomiting, salivation, drowsiness, abdominal pain, diarrhea, weakness, respiratory depression; may be fatal.
    Poison Toxic Principle:
    Solanine and other alkaloids
    Causes Contact Dermatitis:
    No
    Poison Part:
    Fruits