Solanum aviculare -
Found through out the eastern states of Australia and also in NPG and NZ.
A fast growing shrub 1-3m x 1- 4m.
Large dark green lobed leaves.
Violet flowers from spring through autumn followed by fruits which are scarlet when ripe.
Can be used as a "fill-in" plant whilst waiting for other species to develop at which time can be removed.
A good screening shrub which can become straggly but will regenerate after pruning.
Aborigines ate very ripe fruit.