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RE: common mistakes/nightshade

It has lovely purple flowers and then get's green fruit the size of peas.  I
remember very well when you youngest sister was about 4, she proudly brought
my mom a handful of the berries saying she had found peas.  My mom just
about had a heart attack and asked if she'd eaten any, she said no, but of
course who believes a 4 year old with something like this.  So, trip to the
ER. stomach pump and charcoal later- nope she really hadn't eaten any.

The flowers look a little like sweet potato vine flowers, but with pointier


-----Original Message-----
From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net]On
Behalf Of Donna
Sent: Tuesday, September 16, 2003 4:22 AM
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Subject: RE: [CHAT] common mistakes/nightshade

I am not sure I know this plant... anyone got a link for a photo of it?


> Nightshade is a handsome plant. I can't remember how many times I've
> knocked
> on a total stranger's door to tell them the pretty vine on their fence
> poisonous. I have to wear waterproof gloves to pull it. Trying to do
> barehanded leaves me lightheaded with blurred vision. Not a plant to
> with.
> Judy B
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Kitty" <kmrsy@comcast.net>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Sent: Sunday, September 14, 2003 10:09 AM
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] common mistakes?
> > I started gardening late so I am not as familiar with some things.
> However,
> > I know bindweed.  Still, when I took my courses through Guelph it
> all
> > book-learnin' - no hands on.  For my weeds class I had to go on my
> road
> > trip and photograph 30 different weeds and identify them and send in
> > photos.
> > Later after graduating in 96, in search of 'hands-on' and
commaraderie I
> > took the MG course in 99.  I was digging out the small planted areas
> > front of my housing addition's brick markers to make way for new
> > markers at the time.  I thought I might try to salvage any valuable
> plants.
> > I didn't recognize one, but thought it might be of some value, so I
> potted
> > it up and took it to class to ask what it was.  The Hort Ed said
that it
> was
> > a very fine specimen of Deadly Nightshade!  Boy, was I red-faced!
> >
> > Kitty

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