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Bittersweet nightshade is close relative of the tomato

Though the fruits of the bittersweet nightshade are quite small, they bear a striking resemblance to the nightshade's close relative, the cultivated tomato.
Though the fruits of the bittersweet nightshade are quite small, they bear a striking resemblance to the nightshade's close relative, the cultivated tomato.
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As I sat on my porch last weekend, enjoying a day without any rain, I noticed a new development over by the stairs. A new plant had made an appearance up to the level of the deck boards. But I should probably rephrase that. This is simply a new addition to the deck, for I have known this particular species for a very long time. The plant I am speaking of is the bittersweet nightshade ...


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