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Wildflowers

Silverleaf Nightshade

Scientific Name: Solanum elaeagnifolium

Common Names: Silverleaf Nightshade

Description

Leaves are alternate egg shaped to lance shaped and reach 6 in. long with wavy to coarsely lobed edges and covered with dense, short hairs.

Blooms contain 5 petals united to form a star and cluster along branches of the flowering stem. Produce glossy yellow, orange, or red berries.

Considered a troublesome plant in agricultural areas, it is difficult to eradicate. Leaves contain compounds that can be toxic to humans and livestock.

Bloom Color(s): white, purple

Bloom Width: to 1.25 in.

Plant Height: to 3 ft.

Duration: Perennial

Bloom Period: April to October

Plant Family: Solanaceae

Growth Habit: Subshrub,Forb/herb

Sightings: Lake Whitney State Park

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