Taxon  Report   7647 
Solanum americanum  Mill.
American black nightshade,  Common nightshade, Small flowered nightshade, White nightshade
Solanum americanum
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Solanum americanum
© 2005 George W. Hartwell
Solanum americanum
© 2005 George W. Hartwell
Solanum americanum, a dicot, is an annual or perennial herb that is native to California and is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.

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Solanum americanum
© 2009 Jorg Fleige
Genus: Solanum
weed, characteristic of disturbed places, wetland-riparian
Habitat: disturbed
Wetlands: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands
Toxicity: MAJOR   [California Poison Control System 2010]    
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Accepted by JEF + PLANTS + JM93
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PLANTS: Solanum americanum var. nodiflorum
PLANTS: Solanum nodiflorum
PLANTS: Solanum nigrum var. virginicum
PLANTS: Solanum nigrum var. americanum
PLANTS: Solanum linnaeanum
PLANTS: Solanum hermannii
PLANTS: Solanum fistulosum
PLANTS: Solanum caribaeum
PLANTS: Solanum americanum var. patulum
PLANTS: Solanum sodomeum
More information about  Solanum americanum
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Jul 23, 2018).

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