Transformational Gardening

Disclaimer: Foraging can be fun, rewarding and provide health benefits. As a novice forager, I will be sharing my foraging experiences. However, in order to be safe, always consult with local foraging experts and guidebooks before beginning foraging. Children should learn to forage safely by being guided by experienced adults. Never ingest anything unless you are certain of the identification and safety of the plant. Some plant species are inedible and some are poisonous.

Bittersweet Nightshade (Climbing Nightshade) (Solanum dulcamara): Images

Date Location Notes Images
September 11, 2010 Southeastern, New Hampshire
Date Location Notes Images
June 1, 2012 Central Coastal Area (Along Androscoggin River), Maine Notice the two green dots at the bottom of each flower petal on this species.

  • Leaf blades glabrous or pubescent with simple (not compound) hairs.
  • Leaf blades pinnately compound. Plants perennial.
  • Plants climbing or twining. Larger leaf blades frequently with 1-2 pairs of small basal lobes or leaflets. Berry ellipsoid to oval.
Date Location Notes Images
June 4, 2014 Southern, Connecticut