Botanist. Tree hugger. Natural history collections enthusiast. Writer. Blogger.
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Please note: I will occasionally list the medicinal or herbal uses of a plant. I am not a doctor or an expert, please do your research or consult a medical professional before utilizing any plant for medicinal or food purposes.
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This is Solanum dulcamara, bitter nightshade or bittersweet. It is a member of Solanaceae, the nightshade family. Surprisingly, the nightshade family, which is famous for its many poisonous members, also contains potatoes, tomatoes and eggplants.
In case you didn’t know already, I maintain a list of botany related tumblrs. Check it out for more awesome people to follow. If you run a botany, gardening or nature-centric blog, please let me know and I’ll add it!
(Also, if you find that any of the blogs on my list no longer exist, or something of that sort, please let me know!)
Like me, you may have been wondering what the deal with Acai is. I’ve seen it in all kinds of stuff, but had no idea what it is! Pictured is the Acai Palm, Euterpe oleraceae, which bears the acai fruit. They’re small, about one inch around, and are a drupe.