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Buffalobur Nightshade


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Native Growing Area

Scientific Name: Solanum rostratum

Common Names: Buffalobur Nightshade, Buffalo Bur


An annual drought-resistant weed. Leaves are 2-3 inches long with deep rounded lobes. Flowers bloom in summer, berries in fall. It's named for the berries' prickly encasing. Can be a host to the Colorado beetle which is a pest to potato crops. Also called "beaked nightshade" or "prickly potato".

Bloom Color(s): yellow

Foliage Color(s): Green

Plant Width: 2 - 3 in.

Duration: Annual

Bloom Period: May to September

Plant Family: Solanaceae

Growth Habit: Forb/herb

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