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GinAndOnIt Fri 30-Sep-16 11:47:09

Probably a weed, but mainly checking it's not a dangerous one to pets.

Found growing next to geranium if that helps! I took countless cuttings from MiL's garden a few months ago so things are starting to kick into action now, but I think these geraniums were taken from between paving stones under an apple tree. She told me to remove bits of weeds off the cuttings before I planted them, but of course I didn't bother grin

Any ideas? It's a tiny white flower with a yellow centre, and what looks like green berries. Thanks.

P1nkP0ppy Fri 30-Sep-16 12:00:47

I th it's deadly nightshade, the berries are black when they're ripe. Very poisonous if eaten.

WowOoo Fri 30-Sep-16 12:00:52

It looks like a potato plant.
Do not eat the berries! Could you dig it out and see?

I really don't know. I'm always intrigued by these threads. Someone who knows will be along soon.

WowOoo Fri 30-Sep-16 12:03:39

Ooh. Wear gloves. Does it look like this?

Dilligufdarling Fri 30-Sep-16 12:05:03

Definitely part of the nightshade family (which includes potatoes).
As pp has said definitely avoid the berries (and I think the leaves as well).

traviata Fri 30-Sep-16 12:06:44

probably not deadly nightshade - see here

possibly solanum nigrum

as others have said, it looks like part of the Solanum family, aka nightshades, and this family does include potatoes.

Waltons Fri 30-Sep-16 12:07:06

Looks like Solanum Nigrum, or Black Nightshade. (Deadly Nightshade is a different species - Atropa Belladonna.)

Reports vary about its toxicity - try this link to decide whether it's a risk or not:

Waltons Fri 30-Sep-16 12:07:39

Cross-post with traviata.

GinAndOnIt Fri 30-Sep-16 12:10:39

Oh gosh, I'll remove it swiftly then! Thanks

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