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Cabeza Prieta Natural History Association
Sonoran Desert Plants
Solanum eleagnifolium (Silver-leaf nightshade, white horse-nettle)

Cabeza Prieta Peak


Habitat: roadsides, disturbed areas, yards, disturbed areas
Life Form: forb,perennial
Leaf Description: alternate simple
Flower Color: violet to indigo to blue
Flowering Period: May to Oct.
Spines: short curved spines
Family: Solanaceae (nightshade family)
Abundance: common
Additional Information:
Felger, R.S. and S. Rutman. 2016. Ajo Peak to Tinajas Altas: A Flora of Southwestern Arizona. Part 20. Eudicots: Solanaceae to Zygophyllaceae. Phytoneuron 2016-52: 1-66. Published 4 August 2016. ISSN 2153 733X page 33 (7.5 MB pdf)

Our member horticultural expert is Hank Jorgensen. For more information on this plant species, see Hank's page on Solanum eleagnifolium (opens in a new tab).






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