Irish wildflowers

Photo below: Macroom, Co.Cork

Solanum lycopersicum (Lycopersicon esculentum)
Family: Solanaceae

Annual. Introduced. Garden escape.

Yellow flowers with star-shaped, deep-lobed calyx. Fruit is round, succulent, usually ripens red. Pinnate leaves with lobed or toothed leaflets. Stems erect or scrambling. To 2m. Frost tender, the fruit of self-sown plants rarely ripens.

Often found near urban areas or ports. Waste ground, sewage works, roadsides, river gravel, beaches. Casual. Garden escape.

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