Calflora
Taxon  Report   7652    
Solanum douglasii  Dunal
Douglas' nightshade,  Greenspot nightshade
Solanum douglasii
© 2013 Anne Olivares
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Solanum douglasii
© 2003 Michael Charters
Solanum douglasii
© 2008 Zoya Akulova
Solanum douglasii, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Solanum douglasii
© 2014 James Gonsman
Family: SOLANACEAE  
Genus: Solanum
Communities: Coastal Sage Scrub, Chaparral, Coastal Strand, Closed-cone Pine Forest, wetland-riparian

Toxicity: MAJOR

Wetlands: Equally likely to occur in wetlands and non wetlands

Habitat: coastal

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Solanum nigrum var. douglasii
More information about  Solanum douglasii
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on PlantID.net   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation

USDA PLANTS Profile (SODO)

Search the International Plants Names Index

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

website references from Google


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: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Nov 12, 2018).

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