Black Nightshade - Solanum nigrum
Low to medium plant stems spreading to erect, often blackish. Flowers white with yellow anthers, 10 to 14 mm in clusters of 5 to 10 petal lobes spreading or reflexed. Berry green at first but dull black when ripe.
Bare and disturbed ground, waste places, cultivated land.
July to October.
Widespread and quite frequent in England south of the Humber, local elsewhere and almost absent from Scotland.
Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland. When it becomes established in agricultural fields with light soil it can become abundant. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 84 of the 617 tetrads.
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