Botanical name: Solanum dulcamara
Common name: Bittersweet, woody nightshade, bitter nightshade, poison berry, snake berry, bittersweet nightshade, blue bindweed, amara dulcis, climbing nightshade, fellenwort, felonwood, poisonberry, poisonflower, scarlet berry, snakeberry, trailing bittersweet, trailing nightshade, violet bloom
Native to: northern Africa, Europe and Asia
Life cycle: perennial
Flower colour: purple
Flower time (Central / West-Europe): June to August
Characteristics and usage: Medicinal & poison plant, all plant parts contain steroidal alkaloids. In the Middle Ages Solanum dulcamara was thought to be effective against witchcraft.
Weight of 1000 seeds: 1,7g
Seeds per gram: 590
Cultivation / direction of sowing: Sow seed at max. 5ºC (41ºF), germination irregular, often several months.
seedpack (approx 100 seeds)