Sunday, May 16, 2010

Bittersweet Heart ...


European Bittersweet, Solanum dulcamara

Also known as nightshade.

When I took the picture, I had the camera at an angle looking up to try and catch the beautiful flowers. It wasn't until I looked more closely at the picture that I realized ...

It was a bittersweet heart.

14 comments:

Tammie Lee said...

Oh it is a heart, I did not see it at first. So lovely!

Lois said...

I love the colors too! Guess what? I have another heart coming up this week! I'm using it as a Water Wednesday post.

sheri... said...

amazing! i've never seen one of these but have heard of nightshade for many years. it's an awesome but sinister looking plant...and to think that you found a heart here was too much to take...you are so right and it is so cool!!

Anya said...

Never seen before
Beautiful funny flower .....

(@^.^@)

Serline said...

I wonder how it got its name...

Abraham Lincoln said...

Is there more than one kind of nightshade? The ones I have seen are more blue than purple and bright yellow.

slommler said...

Beautiful! I have never seen one of these either. Love the colors!
Hugs
SueAnn

Sunny said...

It's beautiful Clytie, the colors are lovely.
Here's a little ♥ for you to wish you a happy week.
Sunny :)

kavita said...

I loved the color of this beautiful heart...the name you gave is very interesting..bittersweet heart ..Wow !!

Dimple said...

I wouldn't have seen it if you hadn't said something, you have an eye for details!

Thanks for the visit to my reflection this week!

A Dancing Mango said...

Clytie,
So nice to be here.. I left comments on my site. It will explain my life a bit right now.
I am so happy to see this posting.. these almost look like what we have here in Wisconsin, "shooting stars"..
I love it!
You amaze me..
Hugs, Darlene xo

Grannie Annie said...

I love the pretty violet in combination with the yellow. They kind of look like my Nightshade. You are so heart observant...hats off to you for spotting a Bittersweet Heart. Love you.

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Beth Niquette said...

It's like a delicate lace. How lovely! Fills my eyes, it does!