purple nightshade


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Noun1.purple nightshade - weedy nightshade with silvery foliage and violet or blue or white flowerspurple nightshade - weedy nightshade with silvery foliage and violet or blue or white flowers; roundish berry widely used to curdle milk; central United States to South America
nightshade - any of numerous shrubs or herbs or vines of the genus Solanum; most are poisonous though many bear edible fruit
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Literature was a fresh garland of spring flowers, he said, in which yew-berries and the purple nightshade mingled with the various tints of the anemone; and somehow or other this garland encircled marble brows.
The red maids and blue larkspur in the Santa Clarita woodlands are especially nice, as are the California blackberry and purple nightshade in the Santa Monica Mountains, the hotline said.
Rancho Sierra Vista/Satwiwa loop trail, begins at Wendy Drive and Potrero Road in Newbury Park: Common fiddleneck, canyon sunflower, California peony, California everlasting, common eucrypta, purple nightshade, morning glory, wild sweet pea, crimson pitcher sage, skullcap, wild radish, wishbone bush.