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Solanum emulans Rafinesque. Section: Solanum. clade: Morelloid. Eastern Black Nightshade. Phen: May-Dec. Hab: Forests, roadsides, gardens, river banks, shores, disturbed areas. Dist: NL west to SK, south to s. FL and e. TX; reports from s. TX and Mexico are apparently based on other taxa.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Synonymy: = K4, Knapp et al (2019); = Solanum ptychanthum Dunal – Ar, GrPl, Il, K1, K3, Mi, NcTx, NE, NY, Tn, Va, W, Schilling (1981), misapplied; < Solanum americanum Mill. – F, Pa, RAB, WH3, WV, misapplied; ? Solanum nigrum L. – Pa; < Solanum nigrum L. – C, G, S, Tat

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Wetland Indicator Status:

  • Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain: FACU (name change)
  • Eastern Mountains and Piedmont: FACU (name change)
  • Great Plains: FACU (name change)
  • Midwest: FACU (name change)
  • Northcentral & Northeast: FACU (name change)

Heliophily: 7

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image of plant© Aidan Campos source | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Aidan Campos source | Original Image ⭷


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