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, western Asia, northern Africa, North America, and is also naturalized in Australia.[3]


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.[4]


  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 2015-01-25. Retrieved 2014-10-17.
  3. ^ "Solanum luteum PFAF Plant Database". Retrieved 2016-12-23.
  4. ^ Factsheet Solanum villosum, Flora of South Australia