Flora of the Southeastern United States
2022 Edition


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Solanum viarum Dunal. Tropical Soda Apple. Phen: Apr-Sep. Hab: Pastures. Dist: Native of South America (s. Brazil, Paraguay, and n. Argentina). This species has only recently appeared in our area, but has been publicized as a severe, extremely aggressive, and rapidly spreading weed (Wunderlin et al. 1993; Mullahey et al. 1993; Mullahey 1996).

Origin/Endemic status: South America

Syn: = Fl6, K1, K3, K4, WH3

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