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emch

Gardening in mostly deep shade in Zone 6. My passion is adding more native plants to my landscape & clearing out the foreign invasives.

Solanum pyracanthum

  • Season Icon Late SpringLate Spring 2021
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emch

How Nature says "Do Not Touch" #foliagefriday

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sushiwaitress

Or "don't eat me or you'll be sorry"

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  • Season Icon Mid WinterMid Winter 2021
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emch

Getting ready to start these seeds! Does anyone know if there's such a thing as a handsome sign warning that the plant is deadly poisonous? Don't want anyone to eat what they think is a cherry tomato and croak on my lawn...

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charlotte

😲😲😲 I just saw the word tomato . I would have eaten them.

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emch

Exactly, @charlotte -- exactly.

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alysha

Ummmmm. No. 😳🤯😵 @emch

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emch

I can only find decals, not a sign you can put in the ground...

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crabby58

I would make a sign, if need be👍 don't eat the tomatoes

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emch

I would need the sign to say THESE ARE NOT TOMATOES.

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heatherdirtyhands

So do they actually grow tomatoes that aren't edible? Thats so crazy whats the point? I would hope the leaves would deter people away tbh but what about animals? Can it harm them?

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emch

@heatherdirtyhands they are a member of the nightshade family that makes berries closely resembling golden cherry tomatoes. The plant is mostly grown for the display of #wickedspines but are NOT for eating.

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Stephydontdoit

@emch It would have been nice if you asked to use my photo. 🙂

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