unknown vine

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pcg
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unknown vine

Post by pcg » July 29th, 2019, 2:17 pm

This vine just showed up on a spruce tree in my backyard. Can't find it in my wildflower app. Purple flowers, red berries... anybody?
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Re: unknown vine

Post by squeakytree » July 29th, 2019, 3:35 pm

Bitter Nightshade.

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Re: unknown vine

Post by Webfoot » July 29th, 2019, 3:42 pm


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Re: unknown vine

Post by pcg » July 29th, 2019, 6:22 pm

Thanks. It is bitter!
I dug it up and put it on the burn pile.
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retired jerry
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Re: unknown vine

Post by retired jerry » July 30th, 2019, 5:10 am

In your back yard?

I think that's an invasive weed, will take over your yard if allowed. And isn't it poisonous?

Maybe keep an eye on it and if it starts taking over then aggressively remove it.

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Re: unknown vine

Post by Waffle Stomper » August 3rd, 2019, 1:02 pm

Bittersweet Nightshade and it is toxic.
https://www.pnwflowers.com/flower/solanum-dulcamara
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Re: unknown vine

Post by Waffle Stomper » August 3rd, 2019, 1:04 pm

Side Effects & Safety
The STEM of bittersweet nightshade might be safe for most adults. But, the LEAVES or BERRIES are UNSAFE, and are very poisonous. Symptoms of poisoning include: scratchy throat, headache, dizziness, enlarged eye pupils, trouble speaking, low body temperature, vomiting, diarrhea, bleeding in the stomach or intestines, convulsions, slowed blood circulation and breathing, and even death.
Special Precautions & Warnings:
Children: Bittersweet nightshade is UNSAFE for children. Some children have died from eating unripe bittersweet nightshade berries.

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: It’s UNSAFE to take bittersweet nightshade by mouth if you are pregnant. Some chemicals in this plant have been linked to birth defects in animals. It’s also UNSAFE to take bittersweet nightshade by mouth if you are breast-feeding.

Not enough is known about the safety of applying bittersweet nightshade to the skin during pregnancy or breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.

Stomach or intestine condition such as an ulcer or irritable bowel syndrome (IBS): Avoid using bittersweet nightshade if you have one of these disorders. It can irritate the stomach and intestine, and make these conditions worse.

https://www.webmd.com/vitamins/ai/ingre ... nightshade
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