Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1411

Subshrub, Forb
Perennial

Non-native: South America
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Uncommon (rare in NC)

Look for it in pastures, per Weakley's Flora

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INVASIVE

This plant is causing problems in natural areas outside its native range, according to authorities such as:

Alabama Invasive Plant Council, 2012
Georgia Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2006
SC Department of Agriculture Noxious Weed List, 2004
SC Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2014
Tennessee Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2009
US Forest Service Southern Research Station
USDA Federal Noxious Weed List, 093014
Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation, 2014

 

full sun ...Variable

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate
Leaves have petioles.

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

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Mottled green turning to yellow
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 (11/30/12):
Solanum viarum   FAMILY Solanaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Solanum viarum   FAMILY Solanaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Tropical Soda Apple