Wild Florida Photo
Nature Photography by Paul Rebmann
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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.
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