Sunday, August 24, 2014

In the tomato family

Photo by Matt Ball 8/15/2014

Wolfberry (3 Lycium species in Sabino Canyon, Lycium exsertum is the most common) is bearing (or berry-ing) fruit. The fruits look like tiny tomatoes, and are, in fact, edible. Many plants in the Nightshade family (Solanaceae) are toxic; including Sacred Datura, Silverleaf Nightshade, and Desert Tobacco. Some, though, like tomatoes and potatoes (don't normally grow in Sabino Canyon), are yummy. Especially potatoes.

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