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Chamaesaracha sordida (False nightshade)
Flaigg, Norman G.

Chamaesaracha sordida

Chamaesaracha sordida (Dunal) A. Gray

False Nightshade, Hairy five eyes

Solanaceae (Potato Family)

Synonym(s):

USDA Symbol: CHSO

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

A low, dull green plant, covered with fine, glandular hairs, with a flat, round, dingy whitish-green flower in each upper axil.

This and other Chamaesaracha species are frequent but rarely very conspicuous. The corollas are dull, and the foliage often has an earthen hue.

 

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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Flower:
Fruit:

Bloom Information

Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep

Distribution

USA: AZ , NM , TX
Native Distribution: Southern Arizona east to western Texas and south to northern Mexico.
Native Habitat: Plains and deserts.

From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:

Sibley Nature Center - Midland, TX

Additional resources

USDA: Find Chamaesaracha sordida in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Chamaesaracha sordida in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Chamaesaracha sordida

Metadata

Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff

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