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Walking around this morning in the neighborhood to see which plants have bees on them, I saw this one, and there was a bee that visited each flower, so they must like it. I had a look on T.E.R:R.A.I.N but I could not find a similar flower with the same type of leaf...

 

Can somebody please help to identify this?

 

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Black nightshade

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yep nightshade. solanum sp

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Related to the tomato and potato

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Hi,

Can someone please identify this shrub found in CHC a couple of weeks ago ?

Plantsnap called it Rowan wilsoniana, but that is a tree.

Thanks,

Tudor.

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I think it could be , nandina domestica

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1 hour ago, kaihoka said:

I think it could be , nandina domestica

Agree. I grew up with masses of the stuff, never saw whatever Mum saw in it.

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55 minutes ago, yesbut said:

Agree. I grew up with masses of the stuff, never saw whatever Mum saw in it.

I do not have one in my garden but they were very fashionable once .

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Yep, they rustle! Also come in variegated.

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27 minutes ago, Bron said:

Yep, they rustle! Also come in variegated.

Rustle ??

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Yep when you brush past or touch the leaves

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Thanks.  It appears that they are very toxic ?

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45 minutes ago, tudor said:

Thanks.  It appears that they are very toxic ?

Interesting , I have never heard of anyone getting sick .

When we were kids every garden had one .

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Sounds more a concern than a risk thanks again

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3 hours ago, tudor said:

Thanks.  It appears that they are very toxic ?

 

The scientific literature says that Nandina species produces a chemical which breaks down to cyanide when ingested. Birds might die when they eat the berries, but children (and adults) are probably big enough to cope with the occasional accidental ingestion. Probably fine as long as you don't put it in your gob.

 

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10 hours ago, tudor said:

Sounds more a concern than a risk thanks again

There is a very long list of poisonous plants grown as ornamentals in peoples gardens .

I do not think most people realise they are toxic .

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2 minutes ago, kaihoka said:

There is a very long list of poisonous plants grown as ornamentals in peoples gardens .

I do not think most people realise they are toxic .

Water is toxic in the right quantity

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in my garden alone these are listed as poisonous.

Wisteria, Gloriosa Lilly, Swan plants, primroses, Hellebores, Privet, Rhododendron, Arum Lilly, crocus, Foxglove

 

 

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2 hours ago, Mummzie said:

in my garden alone these are listed as poisonous.

Wisteria, Gloriosa Lilly, Swan plants, primroses, Hellebores, Privet, Rhododendron, Arum Lilly, crocus, Foxglove

 

 

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Gloriosa are very pretty , does it flower well ?

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Lily of the Valley is very poisonous and causes cardiac problems,

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2 hours ago, tudor said:

Lily of the Valley is very poisonous and causes cardiac problems,

Do you know if there are many cases of people being poisoned by plants in their gardens ?

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There is poisonous that makes you feel unwell and teaches you a valuable life lesson and poisonous\Darwin award. I tend to draw the line at the Darwin award plants like oleander. Had one by my gate many years ago until I found a leaf in the mouth of my toddler which he had grabbed  in passing from his pushchair. Fortunately no repercussions except for the oleander.

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yes digitalis poisoned one toddler here who had to be admitted - a flower was given to him by his strange brother !

We removed all foxgloves, and now they are returning after 15 years.  Lovely in the garden again, but new crop of grand kids is starting ...

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