vine with small purple flowers

Asked July 5, 2020, 4:28 PM EDT

Hi, this vine is growing on and around a large bush in my garden. I wondered what type of vine it is. It has small purple flowers with yellow centers. Thanks so much for your help!

Niagara County New York

2 Responses

It looks like Bittersweet Nightshade, Solanum dulcamara. It's a member of the tomato/potato family as you can see by the shapes of the leaf and flowers. http://turfweeds.cals.cornell.edu/plant/identify/253
The fruit and leaves are toxic to humans and livestock.

For more info: https://www.co.jefferson.wa.us/DocumentCenter/View/2946/Bittersweet-Nightshade

Thanks so much for the information! I really appreciate your time and expertise!
I'm going to read up on this plant right now.