Herb: Sticky Nightshade
Latin name: Solanum sisymbriifolium
Synonyms: Solanum sisymbrifolium
Family: Solanaceae (Nightshade Family, Potato Family)
Edible parts of Sticky Nightshade:Fruit. The fruit is up to 2cm in diameter.
Description of the plant:
(3 1/4 foot)
Habitat of the herb:Naturalised in South-eastern N. America where it grows near sea ports in waste places and on ballast.
Propagation of Sticky Nightshade:Seed - sow early spring in a warm greenhouse. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and plant them out after the last expected frosts.
Cultivation of the herb:Naturalised in South-eastern N. America where it grows near sea ports in waste places and on ballast.
Medicinal use of Sticky Nightshade:None known
Known hazards of Solanum sisymbriifolium:Although no specific mention of toxicity has been seen for this species, it belongs to a genus where many if not all the members have poisonous leaves and sometimes also the unripe fruits.
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.