Wild Florida Photo - Solanum chenopodioides

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Solanum chenopodioides

BLACK NIGHTSHADE

GOOSEFOOT NIGHTSHADE

DIVINE NIGHTSHADE

Synonym: Solanum nigrescens

Florida native

 

A common shrub of disturbed sites throughout much of Florida, Solanum chenopodioides is also native to South America.
This is one of two species of black nightshades native to Florida, the other being S. americanum, or american black nightshade. They can be differentiated by the mature fruit, S. chenopodioides having dull black nodding fruit, while S. americanum has shiny black fruits that are held erect.

 
Solanum chenopodioides is a member of the Solanaceae - Potato family.

Other species of the Solanum genus in the Wild Florida Photo database:
  View  Solanum capsicoides - SODA APPLE
  View  Solanum viarum - TROPICAL SODA APPLE
  View  Solanum dulcamara - CLIMBING NIGHTSHADE
  View  Solanum bahamense - BAHAMA NIGHTSHADE
  View  Solanum americanum - AMERICAN BLACK NIGHTSHADE
  View  Solanum carolinense var. carolinense - CAROLINA HORSENETTLE