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Deadly nightshade?

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ilikepinacoladas Sun 24-Jul-16 19:44:12

Hello a family member had visited and told us that the plant in the photo attached is deadly nightshade. We have a toddler and quite a few dotted around the garden. Before we go on a hunt I thought i would the identification with you lovely people smile

ilikepinacoladas Sun 24-Jul-16 19:45:42

*has visited
*i would check the identifcation

Sorry for not proof reading

BluePitchFork Sun 24-Jul-16 19:48:34

sorry I don't know this plant. but I taught my dc 'no picking no licking' from when they were toddlers.

most uk plants however are emetic - they taste horrible and make you vomit.

DoreenLethal Sun 24-Jul-16 19:48:58

Honeysuckle i think. Cant googlw for you.

Either that or hypericum.

DoreenLethal Sun 24-Jul-16 19:51:09


deepdarkwood Sun 24-Jul-16 19:53:56

Thats a bush not a climber, right? In which case it's definitely not nightshade (or honeysuckle) It's a very common garden bush but I can't remember the name ... But equally not an edible berry :-)

ilikepinacoladas Sun 24-Jul-16 19:57:01

Thankyou very much, it is definitely hypericum. Wiki tells me that the berries are poisonous though so still coming out. Thanks again smile

ILoveBedSocks Sun 24-Jul-16 19:58:24

Hypericum/St John's Wort.

Autumnchill Sun 24-Jul-16 20:00:06

Definitely Hypericum

MyNightWithMaud Mon 25-Jul-16 22:04:58

Definitely hypericum. Your relative needs to stop handing out bad advice on (mis)identifying toxic plants - if they've told you this is deadly nightshade I dread to think what they might have said is harmless.

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