Taxon  Report   7658 
Solanum nigrum  L.
Black nightshade
Solanum nigrum
© 2010 Tommaso Sitzia
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Solanum nigrum
© 2005 Luigi Rignanese
Solanum nigrum
© 2005 Dr. Amadej Trnkoczy
Solanum nigrum, a dicot, is an annual herb that is not native to California; it was introduced from elsewhere and naturalized in the wild.

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Solanum nigrum
© 2005 Dr. Amadej Trnkoczy
Genus: Solanum
Wetlands:Usually occurs in non wetlands, but occasionally found in wetlands [U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.]
Toxicity: MAJOR   [California Poison Control System 2010]    
Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
Alternate Names:
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PLANTS: Solanum rubrum
More information about  Solanum nigrum
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
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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 25, 2016).

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