What plant is that?

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Bittersweet NightshadeBittersweet Nightshade flowers
Bittersweet Nightshade --fruit
Top row left and bottom:© Katy Chayka, via Minnesota Wildflowers,

Top row right: ©David G. Smith, http://www.delawarewildflowers.org

The mystery plant for July 2021 is a perennial vine ranging in height from 3 to 12 feet. The flower has 5 purple petals that reflex back with yellow stamens forming a tight group in center of flower. The alternate leaves are 1.5” to 5” long, ranging from entire to having 2-3 deeply cut lobes. The plant will climb or ramble on walls, fences and other vegetation. The fruit is a green berry which turns red at maturity and looks like a miniature plum tomato.

This plant is toxic if ingested. To be safe, wash hands after handling. 

It’s. . .

Botanical Name:
Solanum dulcamara
Common Name:
  Bittersweet Nightshade, Climbing Nightshade
  Solanaceae  (Nightshade Family)
  yards, gardens, field and woodland edges