Taxon  Report   7661 
Solanum sarrachoides  Sendtn.  (not an active name; please see Solanum physalifolium var. nitidibaccatum)
Hairy nightshade,  Nightshade
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Solanum sarrachoides, 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 sarrachoides
© 1995 Saint Mary's College of California
Genus: Solanum
weed, characteristic of disturbed places
Habitat: disturbed
Toxicity: MAJOR   [California Poison Control System 2010]    
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Name Status:
Accepted in JM93
TJM2 accepted name: Solanum physalifolium var. nitidibaccatum
PLANTS accepted name: Solanum physalifolium
NOTE: Solanum sarrachoides is not an active name in the Calflora species table.
More information about  Solanum sarrachoides
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
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UC Integrated Pest Management Weed Photo Gallery
(profile of this plant as an agricultural weed)

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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: Apr 23, 2018).

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