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These 2 plants have appeared in my garden this year, probably bird-sown or from compost. They look like they are doing a reasonable job of ground-cover - up to 30cm high. Guessing one may be a common or garden potato, but may be something more interesting. Wondering whether I should keep or treat as weeds . . .

Can anyone identify these 2 plants ?Can anyone identify these 2 plants ?

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  • Posted: Mon. 26th July 2021 17:41

Re: Can anyone identify these 2 plants ?

Reply from Simon Hickmott

These are both nightshades, although they are in no way related to each other, nor are they poisonous. On the left is Enchanter's Nightshade which is a troublesome plant related to Fuchsia and spreads by thin white rhizomes. The other is Bittersweet Nightshade, which is a potato relative and grows as a strong vine but is also capable of spreading underground.

  • Posted: Tue. 27th July 2021 20:34

Re: Re: Can anyone identify these 2 plants ?

Reply from Graham Chapman

Thanks Simon, very helpful ! - Graham

  • Posted: Thu. 29th July 2021 15:54