Bittersweet
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Taken at Tyninghame Bay on  21st August 2011 using Nikon D40X
with Nikon 300 mm zoom lens.




 

Fruit
Taken at Balgray Reservoir on 23rd September 2018 using Panasonic Lumix LX5
in macro mode.
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Fruit
Taken at Baron's Haugh on 21st September 2015 with
Nikon D5200 - 18-55 mm lens with Raynox DCR-250 Macro Attachment

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Bittersweet.
Latin Name :
Family:
Habit:
AKA:
Solanum dulcamara.
Nightshade.
Perennial.
Woody Nightshade.
Habitat:
Blooms:
Height:
Feature:

Likes damp places in woods, ditches and marshes.
June - September.
1 - 4 m high.
Bittersweet  climbs by wrapping itself around other plants. The scientific name dulcamara derives from the Latin for 'bitter' and 'sweet', probably due to the toxic juice in the berries which at first taste bitter and then sweet. But don't try this out, they will make you sick!