Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1407

Forb
Annual

Native to Georgia & South Carolina (introduced in NC)

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Uncommon in GA, rare in NC-SC

Look for it in hammocks, disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora

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IS THE PLANT "ARMED"?
Stems and leaves unarmed

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate
Leaves have petioles.

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
White
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
5-merous
5-lobed calyx
5-parted rotate corolla
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Black
Berry

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Lamiids: Solanales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (2/8/20):
Solanum americanum   FAMILY Solanaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Solanum americanum   FAMILY Solanaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 165-05-009:
Solanum americanum   FAMILY Solanaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Solanum nigrum

 

COMMON NAME:
American Black Nightshade


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