this plant has been growing wild all over my property in Gardena California in Los Angeles County it has unique purple flowers with a unique yellow stamen orange fleshy berries.
Could these be poisonous or could I pick them and make a wonderful Jam.
Thank you in advance for your help
SOLVED: Purple flower, orange berries, long thin leaves - need ID please
The bloom and berries look like a nightshade, but the leaves really don't...
Until you get an ID, don't eat those berries.
Ditto: some kind of Solanaceae.
DO NOT eat it until you have positive ID.
Look into Solanum gayanum, S. parishii, and others. Here is a link to get you started.
This message was edited Nov 24, 2016 2:42 PM
Lycianthes rantonetii is the botanical name of the plant often called blue potato bush. The leaves are wider than are shown in the pictures in this post. Pretty close to elliptic. Looking at mine (Lycianthes rantoneti) I would not call the leaves narrow.
Flowers and fruit do look similar, but that is common in Solanaceae.
Can you add more pictures? A clear shot of the leaves, perhaps spread one out with a ruler nearby so we can see the size and shape?
Were you able to research some of the suggestions? Did that lead anywhere?