Thursday, August 20, 2015

Bittersweet


Great looking flower and great common name: Bittersweet. It's also known as Woody Nightshade, revealing its close relationship with a deadly cousin. The Latin binomial reveals other relationships: Solanum dulcamara. It is in the same family as potatoes and tomatoes. Of the seven or so family members living in Great Britain this is the most widespread, often seen scrambling through brambles and hedgerows.
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