Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3342

Forb
Annual

Native: western North America
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Uncommon

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

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LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate
Leaves have petioles.

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

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Berry

 

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

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Solanum rostratum   FAMILY Solanaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 165-05-002:
Solanum rostratum   FAMILY Solanaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Buffalo-bur, Kansas-thistle


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image of Solanum rostratum

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_soro_001_lvd

        

image of Solanum rostratum

Terry Holdsclaw    tdh_solanum_rostratum_1

August    Iredell County    NC

Leaves elliptic or obovate, once or twice pinnately lobed, cleft or parted, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Solanum rostratum

Terry Holdsclaw    tdh_solanum_rostratum_1b

August    Iredell County    NC

Corolla yellow, 16-24mm broad. Anthers spreading, unequal, lowermost longest, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Solanum rostratum

Terry Holdsclaw    tdh_solanum_rostratum_2

August    Iredell County    NC

Fruit (berries) partially or wholly covered by the enlarged prickly calyx, per Wildflowers of the Eastern United States.