An herb entry from the Ancient Herbs and Modern Herbs book by James K. Sayre, Copyright, 2001. All rights reserved.


Nightshade, Black - Solanum americanum - family: Solanaceae (Nightshade Family).

This is an annual-to-perennial plant that grows to about three feet high. Its leaves are oval-to-wedged-shape. In the spring, summer and fall it produces white star-shaped flowers with yellow centers (anthers), which are followed by black berries. Each berry contains many seeds. Note: very toxic plant, do not take internally. Note: POISONOUS PLANT. Native to eastern, central and western North America. Native to California.



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