Identification please.

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  1. John604

    John604 New Member

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    Appeared this year in a thicket of “wilder roses” we have in the yard. Has vine like growth, would estimate 8 - 10 feet this year. Mature leaves ca 3” long, smooth on the underside. Has just started making small green berries.
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  2. Silver surfer

    Silver surfer Generous Contributor 10 Years

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    Solanum dulcamara...bittersweet nightshade.

    The berries will ripen to red and are toxic.

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    wcutler Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    This looks like Solanum dulcamara. The fruits should turn shiny red.
     
  4. Michael F

    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Ditto to Bittersweet Solanum dulcamara. Native in Britain, valuable for wildlife; the fruit is mildly toxic for people, but you'd have to eat a lot to come to harm. Birds can eat them safely.
     

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