Purple Flowers
BITTERSWEET NIGHTSHADE
(Solanum dulcamara)
Small Flowering Plants

Family : Nightshade family

Location: Moist thickets

Season: Spring to fall

Flower: Deep purple, 5 regular parts, yellow center, shooting star-shaped, inch wide (lobes pointed backwards), small clusters along stem.

Leaves: Vine or scraggly herb with leaves either divided into 3 leaflets or with three deeply cut lobes.  Leaves often have round holes in them.

 

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