Calflora
Taxon  Report   7664 
Solanum umbelliferum  Eschsch.
Blue witch nightshade,  Bluewitch nightshade
Solanum umbelliferum
© 2009 Keir Morse
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Solanum umbelliferum
© 2007 Neal Kramer
Solanum umbelliferum
© 2007 Neal Kramer
Solanum umbelliferum, a dicot, is a shrub that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Solanum umbelliferum
© 2010 Jean Pawek
Family: SOLANACEAE  
Genus: Solanum
Communities:
Chaparral, Mixed Evergreen Forest, Northern Coastal Scrub, Foothill Woodland, Valley Grassland, Coastal Sage Scrub
Toxicity: MAJOR   [California Poison Control System]    
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS + JM93
Alternate Names:
(according to)

ICPN: Solanum umbelliferum var. glabrescens
ICPN: Solanum umbelliferum var. incanum
ICPN: Solanum umbelliferum var. umbelliferum
ICPN: Solanum xanti var. glabrescens
More information about  Solanum umbelliferum
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 (SOUM)

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: http://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Sep 20, 2018).

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