Many plants important to humans belong in Order Solanales. Some, like the
potato and tomato, are used as food and others provide drugs. Toxic
alkaloids are quite common in members of this order and some are used to
relax muscles, to serve as an antidote to nerve gas or to produce
mind-altering effects. The order also contains ornamental garden plants
like the Petunia and Flowering Tobacco. There are nine families in Order
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