Deadly nightshades in Spryfield?
Urban forester John Simmons, 490-6186.
Reader Virginia Heym insists that this plant, which is spreading from an original bush in front of the fire station on Herring Cove Road, is poisonous and a hazard to children, who might eat them. Simmons has taken this on as a project, bringing samples to the Natural History Museum for identification. See how this proceeds at thecoast.ca/bites.
Simmons sends the following email:
I took a look at the plant in question, it is not Deadly nightshade ( Atropa belladonna) but Climbing nightshade (Solanum dulcamara). Climbing nightshade is fairly common in this area. I have added a web page that can give more info.
Hopefully this is helpful
John Simmons Urban Forester HRM
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