Nightshades

Nightshades.  One may think of the deadly nightshade flower called belladonna but many are harmless.  For example that friendly neighborhood basket of petunias is a member. Nightshades belong to the Solanaceae  family as do many other flowers. Another beautiful member is the Painted Tongue flower or Salpiglossis  . (The botanical name always makes me think … Continue reading Nightshades