OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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Most habitat and range descriptions were obtained from Weakley's Flora.

Your search found 24 taxa in the family Solanaceae, Nightshade family, as understood by Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

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camera icon Common Name: Christmas-berry, Carolina Matrimony-vine

Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Lycium carolinianum   FAMILY: Solanaceae

INCLUDING PLANTS National Database: Lycium carolinianum var. carolinianum   FAMILY: Solanaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Lycium carolinianum 165-01-001   FAMILY: Solanaceae

 

Look for it on shell middens, shell mounds, shelly sand dunes, brackish marshes, maritime sand spits

Rare

Native to Georgia & South Carolina (but not seen recently in SC)

 


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camera icon Common Name: Apple-of-Peru, Shoo-fly-plant

Weakley's Flora: (2/8/20) Nicandra physalodes   FAMILY: Solanaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Nicandra physalodes   FAMILY: Solanaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Nicandra physalodes 165-02-001   FAMILY: Solanaceae

 

Look for it in disturbed places, such as cultivated fields and roadsides

Uncommon (rare in Coastal Plain)

Non-native: Peru

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Dune Ground-cherry, Sand Ground-cherry, Walter's Ground-cherry

Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Physalis walteri   FAMILY: Solanaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Physalis walteri   FAMILY: Solanaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Physalis viscosa ssp. maritima 165-03-001   FAMILY: Solanaceae

 

Look for it on dunes of sea-beaches, openings in maritime forests, sandhills (southward), and rarely inland as a waif in disturbed areas

Uncommon

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Clammy Ground-cherry

Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Physalis heterophylla   FAMILY: Solanaceae

INCLUDING PLANTS National Database: Physalis heterophylla var. heterophylla   FAMILY: Solanaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Physalis heterophylla 165-03-002   FAMILY: Solanaceae

 

Look for it in disturbed areas, dry rocky woodlands, hammocks

Common (uncommon in Mountains, rare in Coastal Plain of GA-NC-SC)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Virginia Ground-cherry

Weakley's Flora: (2/8/20) Physalis virginiana   FAMILY: Solanaceae

INCLUDING PLANTS National Database: Physalis virginiana var. virginiana   FAMILY: Solanaceae

INCLUDING Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Physalis virginiana var. virginiana 165-03-003a   FAMILY: Solanaceae

 

Look for it in woodlands, glades, barrens, and disturbed areas

Common (uncommon in GA Coastal Plain)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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Common Name: Longleaf Ground-cherry

Weakley's Flora: (2/8/20) Physalis longifolia var. subglabrata   FAMILY: Solanaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Physalis longifolia var. subglabrata   FAMILY: Solanaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Physalis virginiana var. subglabrata 165-03-003b   FAMILY: Solanaceae

 

Look for it in open woodlands, gardens and disturbed areas

Common in NC Mountains, rare elsewhere in GA-NC-SC

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Smooth Ground-cherry, Cutleaf Ground-cherry

Weakley's Flora: (2/8/20) Physalis angulata   FAMILY: Solanaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Physalis angulata   FAMILY: Solanaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Physalis angulata 165-03-004   FAMILY: Solanaceae

 

Look for it in sandhills, disturbed areas, open woodlands, agricultural fields

Common (uncommon in GA Mtns & NC Piedmont, rare in SC Mtns)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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Common Name: Downy Ground-cherry, Husk-tomato

Weakley's Flora: (2/8/20) Physalis pubescens   FAMILY: Solanaceae

INCLUDING PLANTS National Database: Physalis pubescens var. pubescens   FAMILY: Solanaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Physalis pubescens var. pubescens 165-03-005a   FAMILY: Solanaceae

 

Look for it in disturbed areas

Uncommon

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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Common Name: Gray Ground-cherry, Strawberry-tomato, Dwarf Cape-gooseberry

Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Physalis grisea   FAMILY: Solanaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Physalis grisea   FAMILY: Solanaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Physalis pubescens var. grisea 165-03-005b   FAMILY: Solanaceae

 

Look for it on wooded slopes, in disturbed areas

Rare

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Bittersweet Nightshade, Deadly Nightshade

Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Solanum dulcamara   FAMILY: Solanaceae

INCLUDING PLANTS National Database: Solanum dulcamara var. dulcamara   FAMILY: Solanaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Solanum dulcamara 165-05-001   FAMILY: Solanaceae

 

Look for it in disturbed areas

Rare in NC

Non-native: Europe

 


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camera icon Common Name: Buffalo-bur Nightshade, Kansas-thistle

Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Solanum rostratum   FAMILY: Solanaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Solanum rostratum   FAMILY: Solanaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Solanum rostratum 165-05-002   FAMILY: Solanaceae

 

Look for it in disturbed areas

Uncommon

Native: western North America

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Carolina Horsenettle, Ball-nettle

Weakley's Flora: (2/8/20) Solanum carolinense var. carolinense   FAMILY: Solanaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Solanum carolinense var. carolinense   FAMILY: Solanaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Solanum carolinense 165-05-005   FAMILY: Solanaceae

 

Look for it in fields, gardens, disturbed areas

Common

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia (naturalized well beyond this area)

 


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Common Name: Sticky Nightshade

Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Solanum sisymbriifolium   FAMILY: Solanaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Solanum sisymbriifolium   FAMILY: Solanaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Solanum sisymbriifolium 165-05-006   FAMILY: Solanaceae

 

Look for it in disturbed areas

Uncommon

Non-native: South America

 


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speaker icon Common Name: American Black Nightshade

Weakley's Flora: (2/8/20) Solanum americanum   FAMILY: Solanaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Solanum americanum   FAMILY: Solanaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Solanum americanum 165-05-009   FAMILY: Solanaceae

 

Look for it in hammocks, disturbed areas

Uncommon in GA, rare in NC-SC

Native to Georgia & South Carolina (introduced in NC)

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Eastern Black Nightshade

Weakley's Flora: (2/8/20) Solanum emulans   FAMILY: Solanaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Solanum ptycanthum   FAMILY: Solanaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN (MISAPPLIED) Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Solanum americanum 165-05-009?   FAMILY: Solanaceae

 

Look for it on roadsides, gardens, river banks, shores, disturbed areas

Common

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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Common Name: European Black Nightshade

Weakley's Flora: (2/8/20) Solanum nigrum   FAMILY: Solanaceae

(?) PLANTS National Database: Solanum nigrum   FAMILY: Solanaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Solanum nigrum 165-05-010   FAMILY: Solanaceae

 

Look for it in disturbed areas

Waif(s)

Non-native: Eurasia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Hairy Nightshade

Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Solanum sarrachoides   FAMILY: Solanaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database: Solanum physalifolium   FAMILY: Solanaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Solanum sarrachoides 165-05-012   FAMILY: Solanaceae

 

Look for it in disturbed areas

Uncommon

Non-native: South America

 


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Common Name: Paired-leaf Nightshade, Twoleaf Nightshade

Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Solanum diphyllum   FAMILY: Solanaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Solanum diphyllum   FAMILY: Solanaceae

 

Look for it in suburban woodlands, disturbed areas

Non-native: Mexico & Central America

 


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camera icon Common Name: Jerusalem-cherry

Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Solanum pseudocapsicum   FAMILY: Solanaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Solanum pseudocapsicum   FAMILY: Solanaceae

 

Rarely cultivated, perhaps not established

Non-native: Mediterranean Europe

 


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camera icon Common Name: Wetland Nightshade, Aquatic Soda Apple

Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) -   FAMILY: Solanaceae

PLANTS National Database: Solanum tampicense   FAMILY: Solanaceae

 

Non-native: West Indies, Central America

 


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Common Name: Turkeyberry

Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Solanum torvum   FAMILY: Solanaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Solanum torvum   FAMILY: Solanaceae

 

Non-native: West Indies

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Tropical Soda-apple

Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Solanum viarum   FAMILY: Solanaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Solanum viarum   FAMILY: Solanaceae

 

Look for it in pastures

Uncommon (rare in NC)

Non-native: South America

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Jimsonweed, Thorn Apple

Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Datura stramonium   FAMILY: Solanaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Datura stramonium   FAMILY: Solanaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Datura stramonium 165-08-001   FAMILY: Solanaceae

 

Look for it in fields, pastures, disturbed areas, esp common in severely over-grazed pastures

Common

Non-native? presumably introduced from Mexico or Central America

 


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camera icon Common Name: Garden Petunia

Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Petunia ×atkinsiana   FAMILY: Solanaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Petunia ×atkinsiana [P. axillaris × integrifolia]   FAMILY: Solanaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Petunia ×atkinsiana 165-10-001   FAMILY: Solanaceae

 

Look for it in disturbed areas, garden edges (it is common in cultivation, rare as a waif or persistent)

Uncommon in Coastal Plain, rare in Piedmont

Non-native: Argentina

 


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