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Sonoran Desert Plants
Solanum americanum (Black Nightshade,chichiquelite)

Coffee Pot Mountain


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 (opens in a new tab).






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