Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Mystery plant, possibly of the nightshade family

This wild plant's flowers reminds me of a eggplant. I was it growing adjacent to a parking lot and I thought the flowers were rather pretty.


Dirty Fingernails said...

I have no idea what it is, but it is lovely..

Ki said...

Thanks for the comment dirty fingernails and for stopping by. BTW, I do like your photos of the swallowtail which I have a hard time capturing and the Datura.

DeeMom said...

KI, does it resemble tomato flowe?.

If so, other names to check are:
bitter nightshade, bittersweet, blue nightshade, climbing bittersweet, climbing nightshade, deadly nightshade, dogwood, dulcamara, European bittersweet, felonwood, felonwort, poison berry, scarlet berry, shooting star, violetbloom, woody nightshade..

Ki said...

Hi Deemom,
Sorry to reply so late. I do believe it's in the nightshade family. It resembles the flower of the eggplant but I have no idea what it is. I wonder if it might no be a datura?