Plant a Day

Hopefully

Photos courtesy of Rotary Botanical Gardens, Flowergardengirl, Rob’s Plants, and Mark Dwyer.

Capsicum annuum ‘Black Pearl’ aka Ornamental Pepper. The species itself is native to southern North American and northern South America. The peppers ripen from black/purple to red.┬áThe peppers are edible but, according to Dave’s Garden, they are 30,000+ Scoville units hot. Other peppers of comparable Scoville unit scores are Cayenne pepper and Tabasco pepper.

Yes, this plant isn’t technically black.

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