The St. Vincent vine, also known as Brazilian Potato Vine, is a flowering evergreen sprawling shrub or climber native to tropical South America. It is characterized by clusters of four to seven leaves and can climb to a height of 20 ft given enough room.
Blooms in the mid to late summer with clusters of star-shaped purple inflorescence followed by scarlet marble-sized berries. The plant is highly heat resistant, but cannot tolerate frost conditions. The plant should be considered inedible. Perennial.
Common names include Brazilian Nightshade, Vining Solanum, Potato Creeper, and St Vincent lilac, blue potato vine, Brazilian night-shade, Climbing Nightshade, Italian Jasmine, Star Potato Vine, Solanum seaforthianum.