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Black Nightshade - Solanum nigrum
Other Names:  Solanum americanum, Solanum interius, Solanum ptychanthum


Global Rank: GNR
State Rank: SU

Agency Status
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MNPS Threat Rank:
C-value: 3

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General Description
Annual. Stems ascending to erect, branched, 15–60 cm. Herbage glabrous to strigose. Leaf blades ovate, entire to sinuate, 2–8 cm long; petioles wing-margined. Inflorescence axillary, few-flowered corymbs; peduncle ca. 1 cm long. Flowers: calyx lobes 0.5–1.5 mm long; corolla white, lobes spreading, 1–3 mm long; anthers 1–2 mm long. Berry becoming black, 7–10 mm long, persistent calyx not swollen (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Range Comments
Cosmopolitan (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

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