Forest Nightshade

07th May 2017
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(Solanum prinophyllum)

Often mistaken for a nasty weed, the forest nightshade is low to the ground, but can grow up to 50 centimetres high. It is a short lived herb found in most areas in eucalypt forest or in disturbed areas.

The delicate lilac flowers will occur at any time of the year and the fruit is a round berry that will either stay green or turn purple.

With its very spiky leaves, pretty flowers and interesting berries this is a good “filler” plant in amongst others in the garden.

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