Flora of the Southeastern United States
2022 Edition


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Solanum americanum P. Miller. American Black Nightshade. Phen: May-Nov (-Apr). Hab: Hammocks, marsh edges, shell middens, disturbed areas. Dist: E. GA (and SC?) south to s. FL, west to e. TX; western North America, Central America, South America; Old World tropics and subtropics; the original area of nativity obscure.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Syn: = Fl6, K1, K3, Mo3, WH3, Knapp et al (2019); < Solanum americanum – F, RAB; >< Solanum americanum – Tx; > Solanum americanum var. americanum – Bah; > Solanum americanum var. nodiflorum – Bah; < Solanum nigrum – C, G, S; > Solanum nodiflorum – Tx

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