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Solanum parishii (Parish's nightshade)
Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia

Solanum parishii

Solanum parishii A. Heller

Parish's Nightshade

Solanaceae (Potato Family)



USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Subshrub
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Breeding System: Flowers Bisexual
Fruit Type: Berry
Size Notes: Up to about 3 feet tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Blue , Purple
Bloom Time: Feb , Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul
Bloom Notes: Usually blue-purple, occasionally white.



Web Reference

Webref 30 - Calflora (2018) Calflora
Webref 36 - Jepson eFlora (2019) The Jepson Herbarium, University of California, Berkeley
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2022-12-19
Research By: TWC Staff

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