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eastern black nightshade
Solanum ptychanthum
eastern black nightshade Nightshade Family
Solanum ptychanthum Solanaceae
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common names
  eastern black nightshade
  West Indian nightshade
accepted scientific name
  Solanum ptychanthum Dunal
rules for finding collection records
  Solanum ptychanthum (2074)
  Solanum ptycanthum (1494)
family name
  Solanaceae
Image Author: © John Hilty, Illinois Wildflowers
Image License: Author's permission
Image Source
Category: Wildflowers
Flowers: Five petals
Petal colors: color
Flower size is about 0.25 inches
Leaf: Alternate
Plant Observed beginning of April thru 1st week of December

How Likely at this Location (60%)
Name Match (100%)
Plant Showiness (45%)
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Forest
Disturbed
Riparian
Grassland
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native Native
native Not Present

native Not Native
Invasive in some regions.
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