Latin name:  Solanum sarrachoides

Family:  Solanaceae

Common name:  Hairy nightshade

Life cycle:  summer annual, spreads by seed

Habit:  forms an elliptical mound, 1 to 2 feet tall and 2 to 3 feet wide.

Foliage:  Foliage is dark green and pubescent.

Flowers: 5 white fused petals.

Fruit:  Green berries with white stipples.  Calyx covers roughly 1/3 of the berry.

Note:  This is the most common of the nightshades in field nurseries of Oregon's Willamette Valley.


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