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 Post subject: Backyard plantID
PostPosted: Sun Jul 03, 2016 11:48 pm 
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Hi guys,
I've searched high and low, even used a plant id app. Just couldn't id the plant that's been growing in my backyard.
Reason I want to ID it is because it looks very edible and grows really well without care.

ps. I don't like wasting things.


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 Post subject: Re: Backyard plantID
PostPosted: Mon Jul 04, 2016 12:11 am 
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Hmm, looking suspiciously like a member of the nightshade family, that's as in deadly nightshade. I certainly would't be eating it.

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 Post subject: Re: Backyard plantID
PostPosted: Mon Jul 04, 2016 8:53 pm 
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You can actually graft peppers on it. It's closely related to peppers and I think I've read that (most of those wildlings) they are not poisonous. They are not edible either, so there's no need to keep it. :mrgreen:

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 Post subject: Re: Backyard plantID
PostPosted: Tue Jul 05, 2016 6:05 pm 
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Thanks guys!
I googled nightshade and found what I was looking for. Turns out, it's extremely toxic!

This plant will nolonger exist in my backyard next year.


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 Post subject: Re: Backyard plantID
PostPosted: Wed Jul 06, 2016 2:07 am 
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On further research, I have ruled out it being Deadly Nightshade. It Looks more like Black Nightshade. Some sources say it has medicinal values, others say it is edible. Only the green berries (when not ripe) are slightly toxic which may cause upset stomach, diarrhea, etc.

Final verdict: Editable


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