Don’t be fooled by these deceiving weeds; here are Weeds that Look like Tomato Plants that are easily mistaken for tomatoes.
Tomato plants are a staple in many gardens, but did you know that there are weeds out there that can easily be mistaken for them? From horse nettle to black nightshade, check out these Weeds that Look like Tomato Plants.
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Weeds that Look like Tomato Plants
1. Black Nightshade
Botanical Name: Solanum nigrum
Safe or Poisonous: Toxic
2. Jamaican Nightshade
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3. Red Soda Apple
Botanical Name: Solanum viarum
Safe or Poisonous: Toxic
A small, red fruit native to tropical regions and often used to make jams and preserves. The fruits of this weed resemble tomatoes.
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5. Litchi Tomato
6. Tropical Soda Apple
Botanical Name: Solanum viarum Dunal
Safe or Poisonous: Toxic to humans
The Tropical Soda Apple is an invasive weed native to South America with edible fruit. The plant is considered a pest in some regions.
7. Pepino Dulce
A small, sweet fruit native to South America and often used in desserts. It tastes like honeydew or rockmelon and juicy like a melon.
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Physalis is a small, orange berry enclosed in a papery husk, often used in jams and preserves.
A versatile vegetable with a glossy, purple skin and a spongy texture, commonly used in Mediterranean and Asian cuisine, the Eggplant is one of the best ones on this list.
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10. Cranberry Plant
Botanical Name: Vaccinium macrocarpon
Safe or Poisonous: Edible with an acidic taste
The Cranberry is a perennial evergreen plant that produces tart berries, often used in sauces and jams.
11. Carolina Wolfberry
Botanical Name: Lycium carolinianum
Safe or Poisonous: Edible, Sweet in taste
The Carolina Wolfberry is a small, edible berry that is native to the southeastern United States.
12. Horse Nettle
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The Tamarillo is a tropical fruit with a tangy, sweet flavor that is often used in jams and chutneys.
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15. Currant Tomato
Botanical Name: Solanum pimpinellifolium
Safe or Poisonous: Edible
Currant Tomato is a plant that is a type of tomato that is native to South America. It is just smaller in size.