At first glance, the Black Nightshade looks like a small shrub. However, it only grows as an annual and does not survive the first frost. It shows its small white flowers from summer to winter. Depending on the location, it can grow up to 80 centimetres high.
Solanum nigrum colonises cultivated landscapes and can be found along roadsides, on building sites, in parks, gardens, on walls and stairs. It grows in sunny to semi-shady locations.
Black nightshade is native to all continents, but its original range is in Asia, Europe and North Africa (source).
Although the Black Nightshade contains solanine and other toxins, it seems to be eaten in some regions. For this, the leaves are cooked extensively. However, its unripe berries are considered highly poisonous and it should not be eaten in the form it is found in our country (source).