Nightshade, Bittersweet Nightshade (Solanum dulcamara)Nightshade, Bittersweet Nightshade (Solanum dulcamara)
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Nightshade, Bittersweet Nightshade (Solanum dulcamara) - 01b

Nightshade, Bittersweet Nightshade (Solanum dulcamara) - 01b
(Nightshade, Bittersweet Nightshade (Solanum dulcamara) - 01b) In this photo, we can observe the stages of the nightshade flowers' opening.  As the deep purple buds open the five petals of the nightshade flower face forward, as in the top flower; as the flower matures, the petals begin to open wider, as in the flower to the left; and finally the petals fold back from the stamens and pistil, as in the flower to the right.  The five stamens stay close together, forming a beak shape with the single pistil protruding like a white tongue.
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