What is the plant
Solanum sarrachoides is a species of South American nightshade known as the hairy nightshade or leafy-fruited nightshade.
It's an erect or decumbent annual, found as a casual on cultivated ground, rubbish tips and waste ground. Rarely, it becomes naturalised. Lowland.
This plant might be poisonous
How to get rid of:
Pulling weeds by hand is time-consuming, back-breaking work. An alternative is to use gardening tools to help. For shallow-rooted weeds, you can use a regular garden hoe, but for deep-rooted ones, I recommend you use a special tool called a winged weeder.
To remove weeds with the winged weeder, place the bottom tip of the blade right next to the stem and press down vertically to push the blade into the soil and then tilt the weeder downwards towards the ground to pull the whole root out. Repeat this operation as necessary.
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