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Offline mistwalker

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Horse Nettle (Toxic Plant In The Nightshade Family)
« on: May 31, 2012, 07:40:56 PM »
This is Horse Nettle. It is a a toxic plant in the nightshade family. It closely (to my mind) resembles tomatoes, which are also in the nightshade family, and can be worrisome around small children.
































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Re: Horse Nettle (Toxic Plant In The Nightshade Family)
« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2012, 01:16:28 PM »
What parts of the country are these plants found in?  Looks fimiliar.

I seem to remember hearing that for quite a while people were afraid to try tomatos because many of its close relatives are toxic.

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Re: Horse Nettle (Toxic Plant In The Nightshade Family)
« Reply #2 on: June 01, 2012, 07:40:56 PM »
~ Well, it's not a very friendly looking plant.  :nono:  it's got bristles and thorns on it. it's not like nature doesn't warn you.  :unsure:

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Re: Horse Nettle (Toxic Plant In The Nightshade Family)
« Reply #3 on: June 01, 2012, 07:52:10 PM »
even the tomato plants leaves and roots are toxic, just the fruit is safe to eat.  im pretty sure horse nettles grow in most the country. mist is spot on about the nightshade family. bad stuff.
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