Taxon  Report   7654 
Solanum elaeagnifolium  Cav.
Horse nettle,  Silver leaved horsenettle, Silverleaf nightshade, Silverleafnettle
Solanum elaeagnifolium
© 2014 Zoya Akulova
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Solanum elaeagnifolium
© 2014 Debra L. Cook
Solanum elaeagnifolium
© 2009 Neal Kramer
Solanum elaeagnifolium, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is not native to California; it was introduced from elsewhere and naturalized in the wild.

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Solanum elaeagnifolium
© 2005 Robert Sivinski
Genus: Solanum
weed, characteristic of disturbed places
Habitat: disturbed
Toxicity: MAJOR   [California Poison Control System 2010]    
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Accepted by JEF + PLANTS + JM93
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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: Jul 23, 2018).

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