Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Lamiids: Solanales
Dig deeper at SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.
Check out EDDMapS.org to see where this has been reported.
Read more about Sticky Nightshade at Vascular Plants of North Carolina.
SYNONYMOUS WITH Floristic Synthesis of North America. BONAP (Kartesz, 2021)
SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 165-05-006:
Solanum sisymbriifolium FAMILY Solanaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
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Floristic Synthesis of North America. BONAP (Kartesz, 2021)
Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Habitat: Disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora
Non-native: South America
Uncommon in Coastal Plain of GA & SC (rare elsewhere in GA-NC-SC)
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IS THE PLANT "ARMED"?
Stems, and often leaves, prickly and/or spiny
Leaves have petioles.
5-parted rotate corolla
TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!
- Wildflowers of the Carolina Lowcountry (Porcher, 1995) p207
- Wildflowers of the Eastern United States (Duncan & Duncan, 1999) p085
- Field Guide to the Wildflowers of Georgia (Chafin, 2016) p338
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