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Something which looks like deadly nightshade in my garden, but with white flowers - what is it?

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I've tried googling but still not sure. It's got white flowers, small green (so far) berries and the leaves are kinda spiky like tomato plants or deadly nightshade. It's just growing randomly out of the so-called lawn. Any ideas what it is?

pinkthechaffinch Mon 21-Sep-09 18:45:40


cazboldy Mon 21-Sep-09 18:46:13

it is deadly nightshade!

GrungeBlobPrimpants Mon 21-Sep-09 18:54:26

Sounds like nightshade to me too

MarmadukeScarlet Mon 21-Sep-09 18:57:24

Deadly nightshade has purple flowers though.

Jumente Mon 21-Sep-09 18:59:33

Right I'm glad you asked this. We have those leaves and I thought it was wild clematis/old man's beard/travellers joy. Then I saw some nightshade and cut it all back in a panic.

It has grown back but tbh had no flowers at all so still clueless grin

They both have v similar leaves.

Jumente Mon 21-Sep-09 19:00:10

I eman the nightshade was in another garden and I recognised it.

I don't know which we have or if they are related!

GentleOtter Mon 21-Sep-09 19:00:21

Is it bittersweet? The berries ripen to a deep red. Be rid as they are poisonous.

MarmadukeScarlet Mon 21-Sep-09 19:00:55

ta da

GrungeBlobPrimpants Mon 21-Sep-09 19:03:34

The usual variety is purple but some can be white too

Does it look like this and berries like this

bellabelly Thu 24-Sep-09 23:04:08

We had this randomly growing in our garden - white flowers, v pretty looking. I showed it to my dad and proudly told him I thought it was some sort of ornamental tomato plant blush. Fortunately he recognised it as nightshade and told me to get rid before my DTs ate it...

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