Distribution: Introduced throughout the Pacific Northwest and elsewhere
Habitat: Fields, roadsides and other disturbed sites, usually on moist soil
Flowers: May - October
Origin: Introduced from South America
Growth Duration: Annual
Conservation Status: Not of concern
Tap-rooted annual, the branching stem 1.5-6 dm. tall, covered with soft, spreading, sticky, flattened hairs, often glandular.
Leaves petiolate, the blade ovate to deltoid, 2-8 cm. long and 1-5.5 cm. wide, nearly entire or with a few blunt teeth, prominently hairy on the mid-vein beneath.
Numerous ascending, few-flowered peduncles, 0.5-2.5 cm. long, attached along the stem or opposite the leaves, the pedicels drooping, clustered; calyx 4-6 mm. long, with sticky pubescence, the 5 lobes short, the tube persistent, cupping the fruit; corolla nearly rotate, 5-lobed, white or faintly bluish, 5-10 mm. wide, the lobes reflexed; stamens 5, the anthers conspicuous, yellow; style solitary; ovary superior.
Fruit a yellowish or greenish berry, globose, 8 mm. thick.