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Chamaesaracha sordida (Hairy five eyes)
Anderson, Wynn

Chamaesaracha sordida

Chamaesaracha sordida (Dunal) A. Gray

Hairy Five Eyes, False Nightshade

Solanaceae (Potato Family)



USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

A low, dull green plant, covered with fine, glandular hairs, with a flat, round, dingy whitish-green to yellowish 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
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Breeding System: Flowers Bisexual
Fruit Type: Berry
Size Notes: Up to about 1 foot tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Yellow , Green
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov


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


Bibref 293 - Manual of the Vascular Plants of Texas (1979) Correll, D. S. & M. C. Johnston
Bibref 286 - Wildflowers of the Texas Hill Country (1989) Enquist, M.

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Web Reference

Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

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


Record Modified: 2023-05-23
Research By: TWC Staff

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