Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1410

Forb
Annual

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common

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

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full sun ...Variable

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
Lustrous black
Berry

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Solanum ptychanthum   FAMILY Solanaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Solanum ptycanthum   FAMILY Solanaceae

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

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH (ORTHOGRAPHIC VARIANT) Solanum ptycanthum

 

COMMON NAME:
American Black Nightshade