Black nightshade (Solanum nigrum L.): flowering and fruiting stem. Coloured etching by M. Bouchard, 1774.
- Bouchard, Magdalena.
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Black nightshade is also known as common or garden nightshade and poisonberry.
The shoots and leaves of black nightshade are edible and the fruits of some large fruited forms (wonderberries) are used in pies. The berries are supposed to be poisonous but are used to treat spasms and epilepsy