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Apple of Sodom Plant Fruit

Apple of Sodom Plant Fruit

APPLE OF SODOM, THORNY POPOLO (POPOLO KIKANIA)
Solanum sodomeum L.

DESCRIPTION: A common weed often found in dry, upland pastures or along roadsides. The shrub is low and straggling, with thorny leaves and small five-petaled blue flowers. The fruits are round, hard, pale yellow, somewhat resembling tomatoes. They are bitter and full of seeds.

POISONOUS PARTS: All parts are poisonous and HIGHLY TOXIC.

SYMPTOMS: Excitement, tremors, paralysis, collapse, a remarkable fall in temperature, and death in deep coma.

WHAT TO DO: CALL 911 to get help.

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