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Indentification help. South Louisiana

Posted by MCLyons 8B (My Page) on
Sat, Oct 13, 12 at 14:09

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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RE: Indentification help. South Louisiana

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?


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RE: Indentification help. South Louisiana

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


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RE: Indentification help. South Louisiana

I think it's Solanum diphyllum.

Here is a link that might be useful: Solanum diphyllum


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RE: Indentification help. South Louisiana

I've found the other thread.

Here is a link that might be useful: Solanum diphyllum


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RE: Indentification help. South Louisiana

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


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RE: Indentification help. South Louisiana

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.


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