flowers in the tomato family

Tomatoes



The tomato family (Solanaceae) includes several wildflowers most of which are poisonous, potatoes, eggplants, chile peppers, tobacco, nicociana, petunias and ,of course, tomatoes. These flowers are (from upper left): Brandywine tomato, eggplant, horsenettle, jalepeno pepper and a yellow wildflower that looks like it is a solanacea, but I haven’t identified it yet.

9/6/06: I finally figured out the yellow “wildflower” at the bottom. Its a tomatillo that is growing on my parents compost pile. I found a flower just like it at http://www.yougrowgirl.com/journals/gayla/000053.php. Maybe my mom will save me some tomatillos!

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