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Ground-cherry Nightshade - Solanum physalifolium
Other Names:  Solanum sarrachoides

Exotic Species (not native to Montana)

Global Rank: GNR
State Rank: SNA

Agency Status
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MNPS Threat Rank:
C-value: 1

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General Description
Annual. Stems ascending to erect, branched, 5–40 cm. Herbage glandular-villous. Leaf blades lanceolate to ovate, sinuate to dentate, 2–6 cm long. Inflorescence axillary, few-flowered corymbs; peduncle 5–10 mm long. Flowers: calyx lobes ca. 1 mm long; corolla white, lobes spreading, ca. 2 mm long; anthers 1–2 mm long. Berry becoming yellowish, 6–7 mm long, half enclosed in the swollen calyx (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Species Range
Unknown/Undetermined
 


Range Comments
Introduced throughout much of the U.S.; native to S. America (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Summary of Observations Submitted for Montana
Number of Observations: 1

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