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Old 01-22-2011, 09:44 PM   #1
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The exif info indicates that these were taken in early October and I'm fairly certain they were taken at the farm in northern Mass. Keep in mind that my friends get leftover produce from a local supermarket and they often have volunteer veggies growing in odd places. These look like tomatoes but look at those odd shaped purple leaves and stems!
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Old 01-22-2011, 10:09 PM   #2
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Berries look like the deadly nightshade family.
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I don't remember the name, just that they are bad!
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Symptoms of deadly nightshade poisoning include dilated pupils, sensitivity to light, blurred vision, headaches, confusion and convulsions. As few as two ingested berries can kill a child, and 10 to 20 berries would kill an adult. Even handling the plant can cause irritation.
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Old 01-22-2011, 11:00 PM   #6
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Wow, that was quick and scary. It's a good thing I didn't eat it, huh?
After wandering the internet a bit, I'm gonna call it Climbing Nightshade (Solanum dulcamara). The leaves are shaped right and the berries are the same and I've seen two (unofficial) references to the foliage turning purple in the fall. Also, I know that i've identified this plant elsewhere on the farm when it was in flower so...let's call it an ID.
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