West Highland Flora

Bittersweet


Solanum dulcamara

 

Solanum dulcamara

Photo Carl Farmer
10 Sep 2001 Bamburgh, Northumbria

Rare.  A woody climbing plant that scrambles over hedges or bushes.

Flowers c 1 cm long (before petals turn back).  Ripe fruit c 1 cm across.

ID: Flowers unmistakeable.  Some of the leaves have large lobes or separate leaflets at base, as in pic below, which together with being a woody climber will ID the plant even if not in flower.

Other features: Fruit is red when ripe, green at first as in pic on left.

 

  Solanum dulcamara

Photo Carl Farmer
16 Jul 2002 Bergen, Norway
 

 
 

The trifoliate leaves in front are Bittersweet; the darker leaves behind are Ivy.

 
     
     
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