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unidentified plant in my garden

Cereoid+1 cereoid at prodigy.net
Fri Jun 14 06:54:24 EST 2002

Actually the fruit of the tomato technically is a berry even though it is
usually considered a vegetable.

Your plant may be Solanum nigrum, the "black nightshade". It is a very
poisonous. plant. The seeds were probably brought by bird droppings.



nullepart <driveblind at voila.fr> wrote in message
news:3D09D36C.A41AF104 at voila.fr...
> Hello,
> I have a plant in my garden (actually, it is just a glorified plant pot)
> which is bearing some fruit and I would like to know what it is. I
> planted some herbes and started watering them when I noticed a plant I
> had not planted. I thought that it was a cherry tomato plant because the
> leaves look a lot like those of a tomato plant.  The only thing is that
> the leaves don't smell of anything. The plant is about 3 feet tall and
> is growing fast (since about 2 months ago).
> The branches are slightly fuzzy and everywhere there are little
> groupings of about 6 berry-like fruit. The berries begin as very small
> white flowers with a yellow middle, then turn into perfectly round,
> little green balls. I was expecting them to become larger and red, but
> they haven't grown any bigger than maybe 1 centimeter in diameter.
> Yesterday I noticed that one group of berries has turned almost black
> (which is what led me to believe that they are berries and not
> tomatoes).
> I don't know where this plant is from, but I believe it (or at least the
> seed) was planted by the former tenants of my apartment. I live in the
> south of france.
> thanks for any help you can give me.

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