Solanum elaeagnifolium Cav.
Silverleaf nightshade, Silver-leaf nightshade, White horse nettle, Trompillo, Tomato weed
Solanaceae (Potato Family)USDA Symbol: SOEL
USDA Native Status: L48 (N), HI (I), PR (N)
Specimen & Label Data
Location: 50 m W of broad drain on E side of Recreation Center & 40 m N of East-West Path--Oakwell Farms, San Antonio.
Habitat: Level, alkaline, clay soil. Nominal moisture. Half-day sun.In opening of mixed forest of Celtis, Ulmus & Prosopis.
Description: Erect perennial, 4-10 dm tall, from a very deep taproot, canescent throughout. Leaves petiolate, oblong to oblong-lanceolate, entire to sinuate-repand, short peduncled, few flowered cymes w/violet corolla about 2 cm dia. Fruit a globose berry 15-20 mm dia; yellow, eventually black.
Collector: Harry Cliffe
Collection Date: Sep 18, 1994
Specimen number: 674
Herbarium Owner: NPSOT
Herbarium ID: 0958
Accession Date: Oct 27, 1994
Accession Number: 73 Annotations: SCFRB (In flower & fruit)