Black Nightshade - Common Nightshade
Solanum americanum (Mill.)
Solanaceae (Nightshade) Family

Black Nightshade is an upright, mostly smooth annual. Its preferred habitat is roadsides, woodland edges, and old fields. distribution is throughout the Escambia region.

The leaves are alternate on the stem, consisting of one whole part, no lobes. The leaf tip is acute, with margins toothed and the base is wedge-shaped.

The flowers are umbel-like, drooping clusters. Each flower is bisexual in nature and symmetrical in form. The calyx is lobed; the corolla is rotate, usually with reflexed lobes. The color is white and there will be 5 stamens that extend beyond the corolla. Flowers occur in the summer.

Fruit is a berry that contains hard granules.

It should be assumed that all parts of this plant may be poisonous.

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