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inane5
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what weed/berry is this? (pics) and is it poisonous?

Hi,

I found this growing in my yard. I was wondering if anyone knew what it was, and if the berries are poisonous. (I live in Houston, TX.)

https://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f24/weapons_hot/IMG_6379.jpg
https://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f24/weapons_hot/IMG_6377.jpg

Don't worry, I'm not planning to eat it. I'm just curious. Thanks.

-Alex

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microcollie
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It looks like solanum ptycanthum (black nightshade). I think that the whole plant is poisonous to humans and pets.

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inane5
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Wow. I googled "solanum ptycanthum" and the pictures match what I'm seeing. So I guess you're right: it's black nightshade, a poisonous plant. Thanks for your help.

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