Sunday, May 11, 2014

Apple of Sodom, Solanum sodomeum.

Solanum sodomaeum - Apple of Sodom - (Solanaceae)

This relative of the deadly nightshade is a poisonous plant, and is found occasionally in many Mediterranean countries. Apple of Sodom is a member of the nightshade family, Solaneaceae, and it has attractive flowers but also vicious thorns.

 Flowers in May

 Group of plants in flower in Sant Lluis

All parts of this plant are poisonous, but the yellow fruits are extremely dangerous

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