White Bryony

Bryonia alba
Cucurbitaceae, the cucumber family

Category: Containment

white_bryony2Background:

  • Native to Europe
  • Herbaceous perennial vine with tendrils
  • Often found along fence rows, power poles and trees
  • Spreads by seed only
  • The berries are toxic to humans

Description:

  • Leaves simple palmately lobed, somewhat triangular
  • Curling tendrils
  • Flowers are greenish-white
  • Fruit is a black berry
  • Large thick fleshy root

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