Also called bitter nightshade, bittersweet nightshade, trailing nightshade, trailing bittersweet, ◼︎ blue bindweed, Amara Dulcis, fellenwort, felonwood, poisonberry, poisonflower, scarlet berry, 🐍︎ snakeberry, ◼︎ violet bloom and woody nightshade.

Part of 🍆︎ eggplant/​nightshade/​potato/​🍅︎ tomato  genus Solanum in chili/​petunia/​nightshade/​potato/​tobacco/​🍅︎ tomato  family Solanaceae.

Native to Eurasia.   🗺 Map by county (🇺🇸 USA-48) (color key).   Invasive > 🇨🇦 🇺🇸 Canada+USA Invasive > report it! Invasive > 🇺🇸 USA Invasive > Michigan seeds restricted (≤ 1/2000) in Michigan  Adobe Acrobat Reader file (page 3)

Uses by native peoples
(Ethnobotany database)
  ☠︎ Poisonous[?] (all parts of plant).

Learn more about climbing nightshade Solanum dulcamara

Biological Control in Eastern USA  Adobe Acrobat Reader file (page 301)

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