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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (5/21/15):
Solanum diphyllum   FAMILY Solanaceae   Go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Solanum diphyllum   FAMILY Solanaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Guide to the Vascular Plants of Florida (Wunderlin & Hansen, 2011)
Solanum diphyllum

 

COMMON NAME:
Paired-leaf Nightshade, Twoleaf Nightshade


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WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (5/21/15):
Solanum diphyllum   FAMILY Solanaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Solanum diphyllum   FAMILY Solanaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Guide to the Vascular Plants of Florida (Wunderlin & Hansen, 2011)
Solanum diphyllum

 

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4160

Shrub; Subshrub
Perennial

Non-native: Mexico & Central America

Habitat: Suburban woodlands, disturbed areas, hammocks, per Weakley's Flora

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Invasive?

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

 

IS THE PLANT "ARMED"?
Stems and leaves unarmed

LEAVES:
Evergreen
Simple
Mostly unequally paired (opposite?)
Leaves have petioles.
Margins entire

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

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Dull orange
Berry

 

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