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Sonoran Desert Plants
Solanum americanum (Black Nightshade, chichiquelite)

Crater Range


Habitat: disturbed areas
Life Form: forb,annual
Leaf Description: lightly ,entire or dentate,alternate
Flower Color: white or whitish or whitish
Flowering Period: spring
Spines: spineless
Family: Solanaceae (nightshade family)
Abundance: introduced,rare
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 32 (7.5 MB pdf)

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






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