bitter nightshade Solanaceae Solanum dulcamara
Leaf:Alternate, simple, entire margins, (2 to 4 inches) broadly ovate often with basal lobes, dark green above and lighter below, hairless.
Flower:Hanging clusters, each flower about 3/4 inch across, bright purple petals (occasionally white), yellow anthers, attractive, appearing all summer.
Fruit:Hanging cluster of bright red, egg-shaped berries (3/8 to 1/2 inch long), ripen throughout the summer and fall.
Twig:Initially green, turning light brown, hollow pith, quite stiff, single bundle scar.
Bark:Light brown, thin and lenticeled.
Form:Low climbing, scrambling, sprawling vine often draping low over trees and shrubs.