In search of flowers in the Northeast

Nightshade Family: Solanaceae

Lots of delicious members in this family including tomatoes, potatoes, and peppers. Family members usually have five united sepals and five united petals with five stamens attached to the petals. Usually herbs, but can be vines or shrubs and leaves may be fuzzy. There are some ornamentals in the family, including the petunia. But some members contain stronger stuff, and can be addictive or cause hallucinations, such as tobacco and belladonna.

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