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Common Names: sticky nightshade
Plant Form: Erect annual or perennial herb.
Size: Up to 1.5 m tall.
Stem: Covered in sharp yellow to red prickles.
Leaves: Sticky, greenish to yellowish, 5-14 cm long with deep lobes. Hairy and with prickles on either side.
Flowers: White or pale bluish-purple. Star-shaped typical nightshade with 5 petals and bright yellow anthers in centre.
Fruit and Seeds: Berries which ripen to bright red. 1.5-2 cm diameter.
Habitat: Roadsides, pastures, waste land, riparian areas, rocky slopes.
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