(Sticky Nightshade - Fire & Ice - Blue Witch - Litchi Tomato - Morelle de Balbis)
Solananceae (Nightshade) Family
Plant is an upright, much branched, coarse, hairy perennial that reaches a height of 36 inches or more. Preferred habitat is roadsides, waste areas, fence rows and levee embankments. Distribution is throughout the Escambia region.
Leaves are alternate on the stem; consisting of one part
with leaf stalks; egg-
Flowers are large, 2-1/2 to 3 inches across; white to violet (often more blue than violet); the calyx is 5-lobed; the corolla is rotate like a wheel, and also 5-lobed. There will be 5 bright yellow stamens, extend beyond the corolla. Flowers occur in the spring and summer.
Fruit is a berry that turns orange or red in autumn. All parts of the plant are poisonous.
Fruit is a berry that contains hard granules.