Taxon  Report   7664    
Solanum umbelliferum  Eschsch.
Blue witch nightshade,  Bluewitch nightshade
Solanum umbelliferum
© 2009 Keir Morse
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CalPhotos / Calflora
Solanum umbelliferum
© 2018 Ken Lunders
Solanum umbelliferum
© 2010 Jean Pawek
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
© 2017 Ken Lunders
Genus: Solanum
Communities: Chaparral, Mixed Evergreen Forest, Northern Coastal Scrub, Foothill Woodland, Valley Grassland, Coastal Sage Scrub

Toxicity: MAJOR

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
ICPN: Solanum umbelliferum var. glabrescens
ICPN: Solanum umbelliferum var. incanum
ICPN: Solanum umbelliferum var. umbelliferum
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More information about  Solanum umbelliferum
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
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Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

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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: Nov 16, 2018).

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