Solanaceae Family

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MoonflowerMoonflower (09/28/2004) The Datura (aka moon flower or jimsonweed) is a large white flower in the Solanaceae family.

DaturaDatura (09/28/2004) The sacred Moonflower (Datura). It is a member of the nightshade family and is quite poisonous. This picture is from Moonflower Campground along the Colorado River. The flower is also known as jimsonweed.

Night ShadeNight Shade (07/25/2006) Night Shade in Neff Creek Canyon.

Nightshade LeafNightshade Leaf (07/29/2006) Leaf of the Nightshade.

Night ShadeNight Shade (09/18/2006) I am surprised they let nightshade grow in a playground. These bright red berries look ever so tempting.

Nightshade BerriesNightshade Berries (09/18/2006) Deadly nightshade has bright red, delicious looking berries. These were growing in a Salt Lake City school playground.

PetuniaPetunia (07/01/2007) Petunias, a member of the Solanaceae family, are an ideal garden flower.

White PetuniasWhite Petunias (07/01/2007) White Petunias in a planter.

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Solanaceae Family

Solanaceae is a family of flowering plants which includes a variety of species that range from the deadly poisonous nightshade to the useful potato, chilipepper, and eggplant. Additional species include the tomato, mandrake, paprika and one of the leading causes of death in the modern world: tobacco.

On the ornamental side, the family includes the petunia and datura (aka Jimson Weed or the Moonflower).

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