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Solanum dulcamara

Douce-amère
Bittersweet

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Plant family

Area

Provence Verte

Flower colour

purple

Flower size

10-12 mm

Flowering months

June,

July,

August,

September

Leaf type

Cordate

Height

30 cm-2 m

Description

A plant of damp forests, normally on fertile soil.

All parts of the plant are toxic. Although the glossy red berries look inviting, they taste very bitter; accidental poisoning rarely occurs.

Flowers

Flowers grow in loose clusters, with purple petals folded backwards; yellow stamens in the shape of a tight cone.

Leaves

Cordate heart-shaped. Heart-shaped, pointed, often lobed at the base, 4-12 cm long.

Fruits Seeds

Berry: egg-shaped, shiny, bright red.

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