Calflora
Taxon  Report   7664    
Solanum umbelliferum  Eschsch.
Blue witch nightshade,  Bluewitch nightshade
Solanum umbelliferum
© 2017 Ken Lunders
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Solanum umbelliferum
© 2015 Dee Warenycia
Solanum umbelliferum
© 2018 Ken Lunders
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
© 2015 Garth Wadsworth
Family: SOLANACEAE  
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
Photos on PlantID.net   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation

USDA PLANTS Profile (SOUM)

Search the International Plants Names Index

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

website references from Google


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: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Jan 18, 2019).