Thursday, September 25, 2014

Corralitas Public Staircase: Tiny Flowers, Deadly Berries

Photo: Diane Edwardson, September 2, 2014.  The flowers on this (most likely native) Nightshade plant are so small you practically need a microscope to see them.  (Click on photo to enlarge.)

Normally, we have a number of different types of the HIGHLY TOXIC Nightshade growing around the neighborhood.  However, they may have fallen to the extreme drought we're in.

Learn more about Nightshade: CalFlora 

Disclaimer: The Corralitas Red Car Property Blog prefers to quote reliable sources, such as CalFlora and California Poison Control on the issue of toxicity.  We often get email suggesting some plants are edible. If you are eating your way through the Red Car Property, we DO NOT recommend you eat any plant you find in the Red Car Property neighborhood without first doing your own research.