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Identify This Wild Plant w/fruit.
« on: September 20, 2012, 02:57:40 PM »
This plant or weed is growing right-up against the window and it looks to be in the nightshade family, which includes tomatoes and peppers. Does anybody what plant this is or if it's edible and not poisonous. I wouldn't eat it anyways if it was deemed edible, just in case.  ;)



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Re: Identify This Wild Plant w/fruit.
« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2012, 03:34:52 PM »
This plant or weed is growing right-up against the window and it looks to be in the nightshade family, which includes tomatoes and peppers. Does anybody what plant this is or if it's edible and not poisonous. I wouldn't eat it anyways if it was deemed edible, just in case.  ;)


Try it and let us know  ;) ;D ??? ::) :P
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Re: Identify This Wild Plant w/fruit.
« Reply #2 on: September 20, 2012, 03:37:58 PM »
The fruit looks like Solanum seaforthianum but the leaves are wrong. Most nightshades are poisonous.

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Re: Identify This Wild Plant w/fruit.
« Reply #3 on: September 20, 2012, 03:38:21 PM »
This plant or weed is growing right-up against the window and it looks to be in the nightshade family, which includes tomatoes and peppers. Does anybody what plant this is or if it's edible and not poisonous. I wouldn't eat it anyways if it was deemed edible, just in case.  ;)


Try it and let us know  ;) ;D ??? ::) :P

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Re: Identify This Wild Plant w/fruit.
« Reply #4 on: September 20, 2012, 03:39:51 PM »
The fruit looks like Solanum seaforthianum but the leaves are wrong. Most nightshades are poisonous.

I agree. But the flowers look different also. 
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Re: Identify This Wild Plant w/fruit.
« Reply #5 on: September 21, 2012, 05:17:03 PM »
Found it.  :) It's called bloodberry, coral berry, rouge plant, pigeon berry, and baby pepper.

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Re: Identify This Wild Plant w/fruit.
« Reply #6 on: September 22, 2012, 12:22:25 PM »
There's a weed that's quite common here in south florida called black nightshade (or mora in spanish). It's edible (and quite good), but you need to know when to cut the leaves and how to prepare it. My wife cooks it all the time.
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Re: Identify This Wild Plant w/fruit.
« Reply #7 on: September 22, 2012, 05:33:49 PM »
There's a weed that's quite common here in south florida called black nightshade (or mora in spanish). It's edible (and quite good), but you need to know when to cut the leaves and how to prepare it. My wife cooks it all the time.

Cool.  :) Yeah, I remember seeing a bunch of black night shade plants where I used to live in west pines, but I haven't seen any over here in east pines. There are also some other weeds that grow here in east pines that didn't grow in west pines. I think these weeds grow in sandy pine land areas since I've seen them in other areas of florida that are sandy and full of wild slash pine trees.
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Re: Identify This Wild Plant w/fruit.
« Reply #8 on: September 23, 2012, 08:10:03 PM »
There's a weed that's quite common here in south florida called black nightshade (or mora in spanish). It's edible (and quite good), but you need to know when to cut the leaves and how to prepare it. My wife cooks it all the time.

Mora just means berry in spanish, so that name applies to a whole lot of plants.
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Re: Identify This Wild Plant w/fruit.
« Reply #9 on: September 23, 2012, 08:47:37 PM »
There's a weed that's quite common here in south florida called black nightshade (or mora in spanish). It's edible (and quite good), but you need to know when to cut the leaves and how to prepare it. My wife cooks it all the time.

Mora just means berry in spanish, so that name applies to a whole lot of plants.

Sorry Oscar but mora does not mean berry in Spanish. It actually refers pretty specifically to blackberry and/or mulberry. For example, bluebery is arándano.

I dont know anyone who calls black nightshade mora in  spanish.
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Re: Identify This Wild Plant w/fruit.
« Reply #10 on: September 23, 2012, 09:08:56 PM »
There's a weed that's quite common here in south florida called black nightshade (or mora in spanish). It's edible (and quite good), but you need to know when to cut the leaves and how to prepare it. My wife cooks it all the time.

Mora just means berry in spanish, so that name applies to a whole lot of plants.

Sorry Oscar but mora does not mean berry in Spanish. It actually refers pretty specifically to blackberry and/or mulberry. For example, bluebery is arándano.

I dont know anyone who calls black nightshade mora in  spanish.

Yes mora usually refers to blackberry, raspberry, mulberry. Blueberry is a generally new introduction into most of latin america and still fairly unknown. The name for blueberry will vary in different regions. In some places it is also called mora, or salsa mora. I've seen the name arandano for blueberries only in Chile, where it is a very new crop.
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