A garden is the best alternative therapy.

I had no idea what this was until I looked it up.   Also known as Prairie Berry, Silverleaf Nettle, White Horsenettle or Silver Nightshade, this plant is toxic to livestock.  I have one plant growing near the back fence line, and I wasn’t able to ascertain what it was until it flowered.  Pretty little flowers, nonetheless.


Comments on: "Silverleaf Nightshade flower" (5)

  1. Disregarding the fact it is unhealthy for livestock to consume.
    It is a ‘free’ seeder, meaning that one flower = 1 seed pod containing a hundred or so seeds!
    Left to it’s own devices, in a year or two it will take over a acre or two of land.
    Don’t Let This Thing Go To Seed!
    Happy gardening

  2. Beautiful bloom, but sounds dangerous. Hmmmm–a paradox indeed.

  3. I love this plant! And talk about tough: it’s growing on the hot road sides. Fabulous picture too. Thinking of you and the big day coming!

    • roundrockgarden said:

      It’s the only thing growing in that patch. It is so dry that nothing can even get a roothold. Except for this one!

      The BIG day is supposed to be TODAY! I don’t know … we’re still waiting! Thank you, Linda.

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