Bittersweet - Solanum dulcamara
Scrambling plant with stems sometimes reaching 2 metres. Leaves arrow shaped or heart shaped. Flowers purple with pale yellow anthers (very rarely white), 10 to 15 mm nodding with reflexed petals. Berry egg shaped, shiny and red when ripe.
Woods, hedgerows and scrub.
June to September.
Very common throughout Britain except in the extreme north.
Very common in Leicestershire and Rutland. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 600 of the 617 tetrads.
Leicestershire & Rutland Map
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