Taxon  Report   7653 
Solanum dulcamara  L.
Bittersweet,  Climbing nightshade
Solanum dulcamara
© 2005 Dr. Amadej Trnkoczy
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Solanum dulcamara
© 2005 Dr. Amadej Trnkoczy
Solanum dulcamara, a dicot, is a vine or shrub that is not native to California; it was introduced from elsewhere and naturalized in the wild.

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Solanum dulcamara
© 2005 Dr. Amadej Trnkoczy
Genus: Solanum
escaped cultivar, wetland-riparian
Wetlands:Equally likely to occur in wetlands or non wetlands [U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.]
Toxicity: MAJOR   [California Poison Control System 2010]    
Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
More information about  Solanum dulcamara
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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]. 2016. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Oct 23, 2016).

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