Solanum villosum

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Solanum villosum
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Solanales
Family: Solanaceae
Genus: Solanum
Species: S. villosum
Binomial name
Solanum villosum
Miller

Solanum villosum, or Woolly Nightshade, is a sprawling annual weed in Europe, northern Africa, North America, and is also naturalized in Australia.

Description[edit]

An annual herb, to 70 cm, slightly to densely hairy. The leaf blade is ovate, up to 8 cm long, 3–6 cm wide, entire or shallowly lobed, and petioles to 4.5 cm long. Clusters of 3–8–flowers in the inflorescence. The corolla is white. Followed by dull orange-red globular berries, 5–9 mm diam. The seeds are 1.7–2.3 mm long and pale yellow.[1]

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