Solanum nigrum

Solanum nigrum

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(Blackberry nightshade)

FAMILY

Solanaceae

Species

Solanum nigrum

Common name(s)

Blackberry nightshade (a weed)

Flower colour; life form

Flowers white. Herb or small shrub to 1.3 m. tall.

Distinguishing features

Inflorescence with 4-12 flowers, corolla star-shaped, 8-12 mm diam., white, anthers forming a central cone. Fruit a dull black or purple-black berry, 8-10 mm diam. Seeds 1.8-2.2 mm long, fawn.

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