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Common Name: Sticky Nightshade
Solanum sisymbriifolium is a perennial plant that can grow up to 1.00 metres tall.
It is harvested from the wild for local use as a food.
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.
S. America - Brazil.
Naturalised in South-eastern N. America where it grows near sea ports in waste places and on ballast[
Succeeds in most soils[
Plants are not very hardy outdoors in Britain, though they can be grown as spring-sown annuals. In milder almost frost-free climates they are perennial[
]. The fruit is up to 2cm in diameter[
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.