Common Names: European black nightshade, black nightshade, duscle, garden nightshade, garden huckleberry, hound's berry, petty morel, wonder berry, small-fruited black nightshade, popolo
A nightshade species with a long history of medicinal and culinary uses. It has a height of 12 to 48 inches, leaves 1.5 to 3 inches long and 1 to 2.5 inches wide; ovate to heart-shaped, with wavy or large-toothed edges; both surfaces hairy or hairless; petiole 0.5 to 1 inch long with a winged upper portion. The flowers have petals greenish to whitish, recurved when aged and surround prominent bright yellow anthers. The berry is mostly 0.25 to 0.75 inches diam., dull black or purple-black when ripe.
Found in many wooded areas, as well as disturbed habitats.
Primary Flower Color: White
Secondary Flower Color: Green