Taxon  Report   7651    
Solanum dimidiatum  Raf.
Torrey's nightshade,  Western horsenettle
Solanum dimidiatum
© 2006 Howard Orman Clark, Jr.
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Solanum dimidiatum, 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 dimidiatum
© 2001 CDFA
Genus: Solanum
Toxicity: MAJOR
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Solanum perplexum
PLANTS: Solanum torreyi
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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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 20, 2019).