unidentified plant in my garden

nullepart driveblind at voila.fr
Fri Jun 14 07:20:54 EST 2002


Cereoid+1 wrote:

> Actually the fruit of the tomato technically is a berry even though it is
> usually considered a vegetable.
>
> Your plant may be Solanum nigrum, the "black nightshade". It is a very
> poisonous. plant. The seeds were probably brought by bird droppings.
>
> http://www.coepark.parks.ca.gov/wildflowers/white/solanum-nigrum.html
>
> http://ralf.rebmann.bei.t-online.de/images/Solanum%20nigrum.jpg
>

ohmigod. thanks so much. the pictures match exactly my plant. I'm removing as
soon as i go home.

in the same pot as this plant, I have 2 rosemary bushes, 2 basil plants, a
lot of sage, dill weed and chives. Will I have to throw them away, or are
they ok?

thanks again.

>
> nullepart <driveblind at voila.fr> wrote in message
> news:3D09D36C.A41AF104 at voila.fr...
> > Hello,
> >
> > I have a plant in my garden (actually, it is just a glorified plant pot)
> > which is bearing some fruit and I would like to know what it is. I
> > planted some herbes and started watering them when I noticed a plant I
> > had not planted. I thought that it was a cherry tomato plant because the
> > leaves look a lot like those of a tomato plant.  The only thing is that
> > the leaves don't smell of anything. The plant is about 3 feet tall and
> > is growing fast (since about 2 months ago).
> >
> > The branches are slightly fuzzy and everywhere there are little
> > groupings of about 6 berry-like fruit. The berries begin as very small
> > white flowers with a yellow middle, then turn into perfectly round,
> > little green balls. I was expecting them to become larger and red, but
> > they haven't grown any bigger than maybe 1 centimeter in diameter.
> > Yesterday I noticed that one group of berries has turned almost black
> > (which is what led me to believe that they are berries and not
> > tomatoes).
> >
> > I don't know where this plant is from, but I believe it (or at least the
> > seed) was planted by the former tenants of my apartment. I live in the
> > south of france.
> >
> > thanks for any help you can give me.
> >
> >
> >




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