Family, Nightshade. Color, bluish purple. Leaves, on petioles, the upper ones deeply parted near the base into opposite, ear-like leaflets; the lower ones heart-shape, acutely pointed at apex. Calyx and corolla, 5-parted. Corolla wheel - shape, the points often turning backward much like a potato blossom; a pair of green spots on the base of each lobe. Stamens, 5, their filaments short, anthers closing around the style, opening by 2 chinks at the top. Fruit, an oval, red berry. June to September.

A woody-stemmed plant, climbing or twining over fences and stone walls along roadsides. The cymes of delicate flowers give place to crimson, showy berries in fall.