Solanum jamesii

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

Solanum jamesii (common name, wild potato)[1] is a species of nightshade. Its range includes the southern United States. All parts of the plant, and especially the fruit, are toxic, containing solanine when it matures. Immature tuber roots are edible. S. jamesii is sometimes grown in yards or gardens as an ornamental plant.


  1. ^ "Solanum jamesii". Natural Resources Conservation Service PLANTS Database. USDA. Retrieved 17 November 2015. 

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