Taxon  Report   7647    
Solanum americanum  Mill.
American black nightshade,  Common nightshade, Small flowered nightshade, White nightshade
Solanum americanum, a dicot, is an annual or perennial herb that is native to California, and is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.

Bloom Period
Genus: Solanum
Toxicity: MAJOR

Wetlands: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands

Habitat: disturbed

Communities: weed, characteristic of disturbed places, wetland-riparian

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
JEF + PLANTS: Solanum nodiflorum
PLANTS: Solanum americanum var. nodiflorum
PLANTS: Solanum nigrum var. virginicum
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More information about  Solanum americanum
Nursery availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Jepson eFlora


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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Dec 13, 2019).