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Sonoran Desert Plants
Solanum eleagnifolium (Silver-leaf nightshade,white horse-nettle)

Coffee Pot Mountain


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 (opens in a new tab).






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