Wild Florida Photo - Solanum dulcamara

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Solanum dulcamara

CLIMBING NIGHTSHADE

BITTERSWEET NIGHTSHADE

Not native to Florida

 

Introduced from Eurasia, this member of the nightshade family has only been recorded in one Florida county: Madison. The north American range now includes most of the central and northern United States and into southern Canada. The southern extant of the range includes California, Utah, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Missouri, Tennessee, Georgia and North Carolina.
The blue or violet flowers have the distinctive shape of all the Solanum species. The leaves are alternate, smooth 5-10 cm (2-4 in.) long, highly variable in shape, some with a pair or one basal lobes.

 
Solanum dulcamara 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 chenopodioides - BLACK NIGHTSHADE
  View  Solanum bahamense - BAHAMA NIGHTSHADE
  View  Solanum americanum - AMERICAN BLACK NIGHTSHADE


Native Florida Plants

  Robert G. Haehle; Joan Brookwell
 Low Maintenance Landscaping and Gardening

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Native landscapes are easier to maintain, use less water and thrive without chemical pesticides and fertilizers. Native Florida Plants describes every type of regional flora—-from seaside foliage and wildflowers to grassy meadows, shrubs, vines, and aquatic gardens—-in 301 profiles and accompanying color photographs.


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