Climbing Nightshade

Solanum dulcamera

Photo of Climbing Nightshade
Photo by Dr. John Meade, weed scientist emeritus
Rutgers Cooperative Extension

This plant is very prevalent but the berries are much less toxic than the black nightshade. This plant is a vine and will climb several feet high. The young berries are green, the mature ones are red. Another common name is bittersweet nightshade.

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  1. Rutgers
  2. Executive Dean of Agriculture and Natural Resources
  3. School of Environmental and Biological Sciences