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

Solanum villosum, the hairy nightshade,[1] red nightshade[2] or woolly nightshade, is a sprawling annual weed in Europe, northern Africa, North America, and is also naturalized in Australia.


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.[3]


  1. ^ "Solanum villosum". Natural Resources Conservation Service PLANTS Database. USDA. Retrieved 17 November 2015. 
  2. ^ "BSBI List 2007". Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland. Archived from the original (xls) on 2015-02-25. Retrieved 2014-10-17. 
  3. ^ Factsheet Solanum villosum, Flora of South Australia