Page author: David Giblin
Solanum americanum
American black nightshade

Distribution: Occurring on both sides of the Cascades crest in Washington; British Columbia south to California, east along the southern border of the U.S. to the Atlantic Coast.

Habitat: Disturbed open areas, roadsides, waste ground.

Flowers: July-September

Origin: Introduced from Europe

Conservation Status: Not of concern


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Accepted Name:
Solanum americanum Mill.

Synonyms & Misapplications:
Solanum nigrum L. var. americanum (Mill.) O.E. Schulz
Solanum nigrum L. var. virginicum L. [HC]
Additional Resources:

PNW Herbaria: Specimen records of Solanum americanum in the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria database.

WA Flora Checklist: Solanum americanum checklist entry.

E-Flora BC: Solanum americanum atlas page.

CalPhotos: Solanum americanum photos.

USDA Plants: Solanum americanum information.

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