Solanum elaeagnifolium

From Bugwoodwiki
Jump to: navigation, search

Contents


1589832
Taxonomy
Kingdom: Plantae
Phylum: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Order: Solanales
Family: Solanaceae
Genus: Solanum
Species: elaeagnifolium
Scientific Name
Solanum elaeagnifolium
Cavanaugh
Common Names

silverleaf nightshade, tomato weed, trompillo, white horsenettle, white nightshade

Overview

Appearance
Solanum elaeagnifolium is a perennial shrub that can grow up to 3 ft. (0.9 m) tall.
Foliage
Leaves are 1-3.9 in. (2.5-10 cm) long and narrow with wavy margins. The leaves and stems are covered in with dense, fine, white hairs giving it a silvery appearance.
Flowers
Flowers are bright blue to purple in color and occasionally white, star-shaped, 5 petals, and 0.8-1.6 in. (20-40 mm) in diameter. Blooming occurs from spring to autumn.
Fruit
Fruits are berries found in clusters that are round, 0.4-0.6 in. (10-15 mm) in diameter, and orange-yellow at maturity. Each fruit contains 60-120 greenish-brown, smooth, 0.12 in. (3 mm) in diameter seeds. Fruits are said to be poisonous, especially to livestock.
Ecological Threat
S. elaeagnifolium can be found in meadows, pastures, and plains. It is native to all U.S. states except Hawaii, Alaska, all north eastern states except Maryland, and all states north of Nebraska except Washington, Oregon, and Idaho. This plant can be toxic. Always wear gloves and protective clothing when handling this plant.

Resources

Images from Bugwood.org

Personal tools
Namespaces

Variants
Actions
Navigation
Projects
Participation
Other Bugwood Resources
Export Current Page
Toolbox