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Nature Photography by Paul Rebmann
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A frequent herbaceous plant of hammocks and disturbed sites of Florida mostly in the panhandle and the peninsula north of I-4, plus a few scattered central and southern Florida counties. The range includes the continental United States with the exception of Nevada, Wyoming, Montana and North Dakota.
Growing up to 80cm (31-1/2 in.) tall, the stems have prickles and the alternate leaves are petiolate and lobed. The carolinense subspecies has leaves with lobes cut less than halfway to the midvein. There is a floridanum subspecies that has leaves with lobes cut to near the midvein. Flowers usually have five white petals but sometimes they are light purple. There are five yellow stamens.
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 dulcamara - CLIMBING NIGHTSHADE
View Solanum bahamense - BAHAMA NIGHTSHADE
View Solanum americanum - AMERICAN BLACK NIGHTSHADE
Date record last modified:
May 28, 2018