Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1407

Forb
Annual

Native to Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA - -

Uncommon

Look for it in hammocks, disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate
Leaves have petioles.

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
White
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
5-merous
5-lobed calyx
5-parted rotate corolla
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Black
Berry

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Lamiids: Solanales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Solanum americanum   FAMILY Solanaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Solanum americanum   FAMILY Solanaceae

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 165-05-009:
Solanum americanum   FAMILY Solanaceae

LESS THAN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Solanum nigrum

 

COMMON NAME:
Common Nightshade, American Black Nightshade