Thursday, July 21, 2016

carolina horse nettle

on june twenty-fifth while weeding at the community garden ( with gloves on, fortunately ) i pulled up the plant in the top three is a member of the solanum family ( and a cousin of tomatoes and , probably more closely given the morphology of the blooms, potatoes )..a nightshade...a poisonous plant wit nasty thorns...well defended...this evening in the community garden while doing some cursory weeding ( without gloves, unfortunately...this was instructive ) i do believe i stumbled onto some more...certainly my left thumb is aware i fond some..i am content to let this grow to see the resulting blooms..i am also curious at to whether those blooms could produce fruit like a potato..hopefully we will find out.

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