Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3836

Shrub, almost vinelike
Perennial

Non-native: West Indies, Central America

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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
SC Department of Agriculture Noxious Weed List, 2004
SC Department of Natural Resources Aquatic Nuisance Species List, 2003
USDA Federal Noxious Weed List, 093014

 

full sun shade

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate
Leaves have petioles.

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

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Green to Orange to Red
Berry

 

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

PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Solanum tampicense   FAMILY Solanaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Wetland Nightshade, Aquatic Soda Apple