Friday, March 27, 2009

Deadly Tiny Wildflowers on Corralitas Staircase

Photo: Diane Edwardson, March 13, 2009. These 1/4-inch wildflowers are on a 12 to 16-inch tall plant growing out of the Corralitas Public Staircase adjacent to the Corralitas Pits of Doom. (Click on photo to enlarge.)

APRIL 7, 2009 UPDATE: A reader from nearby Lake Shore and Alvarado correctly identified the tiny flowers as deadly Nightshade (most likely Solanum americanum), a native and HIGHLY POISONOUS plant.

This month, we're taking a close-up view of the natural beauty of our neighborhood. If you can help identify this or any other plant we highlight here, please email us: