woody nightshade


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woody nightshade

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(Plants) a scrambling woody Eurasian solanaceous plant, Solanum dulcamara, having purple flowers with recurved petals and a protruding cone of yellow anthers and producing poisonous red berry-like fruits. Also called: bittersweet
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Noun1.woody nightshade - poisonous perennial Old World vine having violet flowers and oval coral-red berrieswoody nightshade - poisonous perennial Old World vine having violet flowers and oval coral-red berries; widespread weed in North America
genus Solanum, Solanum - type genus of the Solanaceae: nightshade; potato; eggplant; bittersweet
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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The boardwalk gives access to some of the boggier parts of the wildflower bittersweet or woody nightshade - a dainty vine belonging to the potato (Solanaceae) family which is poisonous, although not as toxic as its close relative the deadly nightshade.
Also on the ones-towatch list are Morning Glory, Fremontodendron, Woody Nightshade and the Giant hogweed.