Silent Sunday – Nightshade

About Eliza Waters

Gardener, writer, photographer, naturalist
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68 Responses to Silent Sunday – Nightshade

  1. Jane Lurie says:

    Pretty berries…poisonous?

  2. Anne says:

    Very pretty forbidden fruit.

  3. cindy knoke says:

    Wow it looks so savagely beautiful. The photo is stunning.

  4. John says:

    Amazing, a Calico of beautiful colors. 🥰

  5. I love the contrasting colours Eliza. Such beauty if we take time to look.

  6. Murtagh's Meadow says:

    Such lovely autumnal colour on the leaves and berries

  7. Dee Min says:

    So pretty . They look like pepper lights, perfect for a Christmas tree.

  8. neihtn2012 says:

    Wonderful capture! Red, green, and purple go well together.

  9. I love the assortment of berry colors and the deep purple leaves!

  10. China Dream says:

    good morning, love the berries… great colours…

  11. Pretty colors of autumn!

  12. Alice says:

    Beautiful purple leaves & pretty berries, but poisonous & can cause a rash, a plant to eradicate.

  13. shoreacres says:

    This is a Solanum species that’s unfamiliar to me. When I checked, I found it’s native to Europe and Asia, so that helps to explain that. I was intrigued to find ‘bittersweet’ as one of its common names; even with my imagination I don’t think I could confuse this with our native bittersweet (Celastrus scandens) and certainly not with the invasive Japanese bittersweet. That said, I think the berries are lovely. The fruits of the two species I most often see end up yellow or black: attractive, but not so eye-catching as the red!

  14. Great color! I didn’t realize nightshade turned purple.

  15. It’s a fine looking plant! It gets very tall and you can certainly find yourself face-to-face with those berries down the alleyways around here

    • Eliza Waters says:

      Thank you, Allison. They don’t get a chance to get too tall here because our winters knock them to the ground and they must start over every spring… fine by me, ha!

  16. utahan15 says:

    night shade
    last thing i ate
    fox glove
    heart literally
    good post
    the most~

  17. Oh, that red and purple!

  18. Tina says:

    What a lovely combination of colors! Great shot, Eliza!

  19. Like little tomatoes but not when it comes to edibility. They grow around our compost bin as do the occasional tomato seed escapee. Not related to the musicians but to the Deadly Nightshade plant, aka Belladonna but not Stevie Nicks either. 🙂

  20. Very pretty. I don’t think I’ve seen leaves that “shade” before.

  21. susurrus says:

    This reminds me of costume jewellery.

  22. Kris P says:

    Pretty despite its dark side.

  23. Thanks, Eliza. Yes we do.

  24. Dale says:

    Love the purple and red!

  25. I’ve not seen any nightshades with purple leaves.

  26. China Dream says:

    yesterday I looked at my small backyard compared to what you have to look at, I have a mini clean up waiting to be dealt with… how you doing there??

  27. Brenda says:

    I hate this stuff. I’m always afraid the dogs will want to sample the berries. It’s becoming somewhat invasive here–maybe because of milder winters. We had to clear out a huge patch this summer.

  28. naturebackin says:

    An interesting combination – somehow the purple leaves look menacing rather than the fruits!

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  30. Vinny says:

    Never seen ‘ deadly nightshade’ before and I didn’t think it was real!

  31. Isha says:

    Wow! Such colours! Could be an opening scene from a story set in a wonderful, enchanted wood! 🧚‍♂️

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