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Plant id - Carolina horsenettle, Solanum carolinense  RSS feed

 
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I could have sworn I saw this thread filled with comments yesterday - is this a second post, or am I mixing up Permies and Reddit again?


Maybe Solanum Nigrum? known to infiltrate hayfields, and maybe an edible (controversial, read link):

Eat the Weeds - American Nightshade
 
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I accidentally posted twice.

Thanks, I'll check out the link.

I hesitate to try a taste.
Last summer i ate a bunch of russian olives (to remove the skin from the seed) and i had the runs for a week.

Unless someone has a recipe for boiled sage twigs, there isn't much to forage out here.
 
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Hi
Another plant id.

The leaves are nearly gone but I'm hoping someone will recognize the berries.

This is not a normal north east arizona plant. It was imported with cattle feed, straw or hay.

It grows a lot of berries for such a small plant. I collected some berries to plant. They are utterly full of seeds.

Like everything else out here i expect them to be utterly inedible.

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They look an awful lot like wilted away tomatoes - cherry tomatoes. It's hard to judge by the leaves like this. Since you collected the fruit, what are the seeds like?
 
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http://southwestdesertflora.com/WebsiteFolders/All_Species/Solanaceae/Solanum%20elaeagnifolium,%20Silverleaf%20Nightshade.html

http://southwestdesertflora.com/WebsiteFolders/Family_Species/Solanaceae_Species.html

Definitely solanaceae like tomatoes as mentioned. Might poke through these links see if you can find a match. If not try googling around for nightshade plants that grow in your area.
 
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I thought this thread was about plant psychology and I was intrigued.  
 
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Your plant looks a like this one:

Carolina Horsenettle



 
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That's it! That's it!

Thanks. Now to look up if i can eat it.

Thanks, K
 
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