Black nightshade volunteer plant in my Porch pot of petunias
by Rosemarie Fischer
(Washington’s, MO, USA)
Belladonna, or Deadly Nightshade
It’s a very long story but I was able to identify the black nightshade plant has it finally developed the berries but it nearly got the best of me. I must’ve touched it and then touched my lip that swelled very quickly. I treated it with Benadryl and it stopped the swelling. Two weeks later I had a swollen lymph node and realized that the poison was still affecting me. My doctor prescribed a strong antibiotic so I think my symptoms will be cleared as my lymph node is now much smaller. I have destroyed and removed the black nightshade plant. What about the petunias? What about the soil in the pot. Does it also need to go? What about the pot of fresh herbs that is adjacent to the pot of petunias? Does it need to be destroyed as well. I don’t want this to ever happen to anybody. It definitely is toxic. Thank you in advance for your help.