Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2932

Shrub
Perennial

Non-native: Mediterranean Europe

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Rarely cultivated, perhaps not established

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Invasive?

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

LEAVES:
Evergreen
Simple
Alternate
Leaves have petioles.

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

FRUIT:
Summer
Dull red
Berry

 

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

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Solanum pseudocapsicum   FAMILY Solanaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH (ORTHOGRAPHIC VARIANT) Gray's Manual of Botany (Fernald, 1950)
Solanum pseudo-capsicum

 

COMMON NAME:
Jerusalem Cherry


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image of Solanum pseudocapsicum, Jerusalem Cherry

Charles T. Bryson, USDA Agricultural Research Service, Bugwood.org    bug_1392054

Month Unknown        

Foliage glabrous, glabrescent or very sparsely pubescent (w appressed hairs), per Weakley's Flora.

image of Solanum pseudocapsicum, Jerusalem Cherry

Charles T. Bryson, USDA Agricultural Research Service, Bugwood.org    bug_1392055

Month Unknown        

Stems and leaves not prickly or spiny. Berry dull red, ~ 1cm wide at maturity, per Weakley's Flora.