Solanum nigrum

Black nightshade , Solanum nigrum , berries almost ready to eat.

The berries can be eaten as is, or cooked. They taste like little tomatoes. The new shoots can be eaten too.

Black nightshade is a cosmopolitan plant, it occurs throughout the world , either as a native or as an introduced species.

It’s more infamous relative, Deadly Nightshade shouldn’t be touched. We’re lucky that it doesn’t occur in Oz.

A family with a garden near Gawler where we experiment with sustainability.

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