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Digital Herbaria

Solanum elaeagnifolium

Solanum elaeagnifolium Cav.

Silverleaf Nightshade, Silver-leaf Nightshade, White Horse Nettle, Trompillo, Tomato Weed

Solanaceae (Potato Family)

USDA Native Status: L48 (N), HI (I), PR (N)

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Specimen & Label Data

Solanum elaeagnifolium

Silver-Leaf Nightshade


Location: 50 m W of broad drain on E side of Recreation Center & 40 m N of East-West Path--Oakwell Farms, San Antonio.
Latitude: 0.000000

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.

County: Bexar
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)

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