A. Flowering Plants
More extensive information on flowering plants can be found in a separate blog post.
B. Nightshades (SOLANACEAE)
Members of this family are often poisonous, though no more than a lot of other families. It includes important food plants such as potato, tomato, peppers, and aubergines.
C. Bittersweet or Woody Nightshade (Solanum dulcamara)
The bright purple and yellow flowers of this native clambering perennial appear in May, followed by berries that change from green to yellow then red. An infusion is a mild narcotic, and also used to treat secretions of the skin and kidneys, lung disorders, chronic rheumatism and jaundice. The berries were rubbed in to cure chilblains.