Taxon  Report   7654    
Solanum elaeagnifolium  Cav.
Horse nettle,  Silver leaved horsenettle, Silverleaf nightshade, Silverleafnettle
Solanum elaeagnifolium
© 2015 Neal Kramer
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Solanum elaeagnifolium
© 2015 Ron Vanderhoff
Solanum elaeagnifolium
© 2010 Zoya Akulova
Solanum elaeagnifolium, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is not native to California; it was introduced from elsewhere and naturalized in the wild.

Interactive Distribution Map

Observation Hotline
(observation details)

point, line, or polygon

one or more occurrences
within a 7.5-minute quadrangle

Plant Characteristics
and Associations

Bloom Period
Solanum elaeagnifolium
© 2013 Ron Vanderhoff
Genus: Solanum
Communities: weed, characteristic of disturbed places

Toxicity: MAJOR

Habitat: disturbed

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

More information about  Solanum elaeagnifolium
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Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation


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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 21, 2019).