Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3812

Forb
Annual/Perennial

Non-native: Eurasia

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Waif(s)

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

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IS THE PLANT "ARMED"?
Stems and leaves unarmed

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate
Leaves have petioles.

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

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Dull black
Berry

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (2/8/20):
Solanum nigrum   FAMILY Solanaceae

(?) PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Solanum nigrum   FAMILY Solanaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Synthesis of the North American Flora (Kartesz, 1999)
Solanum nigrum ssp. nigrum

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 165-05-010:
Solanum nigrum   FAMILY Solanaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Solanum nigrum

 

COMMON NAME:
European Black Nightshade


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image of Solanum nigrum, European Black Nightshade

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_soni_001_lvd