FFAC "The Cleopatra Project" Art Catalogue August 7 2022

THE SOCRATES PROJECT – Poisonous Plants in Virginia

Climbing Nightshade Solanum dulcamara

Climbing Nightshade is a non-native, woody vine with alternate spearhead-like leaves and purple to blue star-shaped flowers with a yellow center. It can be found frequently in the understory of disturbed forests, forest edges and wet, rich soils of Virginia ’ s mountains. It is infrequent in the Piedmont and is considered rare in the coastal areas. Climbing Nightshade produces small, egg- shaped berries that ripen from green to bright red throughout summer and early autumn. Do not touch or eat any part of this plant! All parts of the plant are toxic to mammals, including humans, and the most toxic part of the plant is the unripe fruit. If handled, the plant may cause skin irritation. Nausea, vomiting and diarrhea are the most common symptoms reported following accidental ingestion.

Patricia Williams Climbing Nightshade, Solanum Dulcamara, Has More Fun Watercolor on Paper (sealed with Krylon) 12 x 12 $250


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