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Chamaesaracha nana
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Solanales
Family: Solanaceae
Subfamily: Solanoideae
Tribe: Physaleae
Genus: Chamaesaracha
(Gray) Benth.

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Chamaesaracha is a genus of perennial herbs in the nightshade family which are known commonly as five eyes.[1] There are around nine species of five eyes, and they are native to the southwestern and western United States and parts of Mexico. These are hairy plants growing low to the ground and covered in crinkly dull green leaves. The flowers are star-shaped to wheel-shaped and their dried remnants can be found around the fruits, which are spherical berries filled with flat, kidney-shaped seeds.

Selected species:


  1. ^ "Chamaesaracha". Natural Resources Conservation Service PLANTS Database. USDA. Retrieved 24 December 2015.
  2. ^ Averett, J.E. (2010). "A new species of Chamaesaracha (Solanaceae) from Mexico and the separation of C. crenata from C. villosa" (PDF). Phytologia. 92 (3): 435.

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