Sunday Picture Post: Bittersweet

Tuesday it rained. Which made the berries look all the more juicy…

Berries of the Bittersweet: 1st October 2019

Bittersweet is a member of the nightshade family. Inadvisable to eat. Indeed, everything about this delightful delicate plant is toxic to humans and animals.

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46 Responses to Sunday Picture Post: Bittersweet

  1. But they look so yummy…

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  2. Beautiful Crispina! To me it sends the message of how toxic it can be to only have the outer beauty! πŸ˜€ ❀

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  3. Sadje says:

    And it looks so inviting.

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  4. Good thing this plant doesn’t grow here.

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  5. Dale says:

    Funny how the brightest things, from plants to animals, have been painted in loud warning colours! Mother Nature’s way of saying “Look, but don’t touch”.

    Lovely image.

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  6. Ramyani Bhattacharya says:

    It’s strange how apparently beautiful objects can be toxic. But really amazing picture ☺️❀️

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  7. Jen Goldie says:

    Nice closeup Crispina!

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  8. Violet Lentz says:

    Night shade. I have heard that word in reference to an ingredient in tea before. I wonder what it was… Hmmmm.
    Gorgeous shot. the drips are perfect!

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  9. Violet Lentz says:

    I don’t know what kind it was, but I saw it in the ingredients of an herbal tea, and an old man told me it was cat poop! I didn’t believe him but……


    • I don’t know what that might be. I only know the British wild forms. But since most of the edible forms are found in the Americas, I’m betting there are others with herbal uses your side of the Atlantic. It’s not cat poop, that I do know


  10. Brian Bixby says:

    Everything about it is toxic . . . except photos of it! Thank you.

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  11. Great photo – I think the berries always look quite shiny and moist – I only know one place where it grows, just a small plant among many others so I was quite pleased when I spotted it.

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    • Those berries like to hide. I often see bittersweet hidden in the hedges. Never much, just the one plant. Although I do know a place where the vines clamber around a pipe and thus traverse a stream. Alas, my zoom lacks the power to capture it, and both ends of that pipe are thich with nettles.

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  12. The fruit look beautiful and the water droplets make it seem more amazing. But it does describe “Every beautiful thing has a hidden secret. So don’t judge by just appearance.” Beautiful picture.


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