Indentification help. South Louisiana

MCLyons(8b)October 13, 2012

Hey everyone, I'm trying to figure out what this bush is. This is a cutting I took earlier today. You can see there are some small white/purplish flowers. The berries start out green and ripen into the yellow-orange color in the picture. The birds seem to like the berries a lot. Any help would be appreciated!

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esh_ga

Could it be a kumquat? Does the fruit smell citrus-y if you break into it? Is this growing in the wild or a garden?

    Bookmark   October 13, 2012 at 10:25PM
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flora_uk(SW UK 8/9)

I think this is a Solanum . It was ided on one of the GW forums recently. I'll see if I can find it.

    Bookmark   October 14, 2012 at 1:01PM
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flora_uk(SW UK 8/9)

I think it's Solanum diphyllum.

Here is a link that might be useful: Solanum diphyllum

    Bookmark   October 14, 2012 at 1:28PM
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flora_uk(SW UK 8/9)

I've found the other thread.

Here is a link that might be useful: Solanum diphyllum

    Bookmark   October 14, 2012 at 1:31PM
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esh_ga

Ah, a more robust looking Solanum than most of the others. I agree.

    Bookmark   October 14, 2012 at 7:48PM
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MCLyons(8b)

Thanks so much! reading up on this shrub, I'm nearly certain that's what it is. I know I can always count on y'all to help me out.
One of my cousins got it from a neighbor a few years ago but never could figure out what it was. She's much older and not real tech-savvy, so I told her I'd try and figure it out for her. I was going to plant one in my yard for the birds.

    Bookmark   October 14, 2012 at 8:32PM
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