Vascular Plants of North Carolina
Account for Jerusalem Cherry - Solanum pseudocapsicum   L.
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DistributionOnly one specimen was apparently out of cultivation: Mecklenburg County, "growing in back yard; sent in for identification", Norfleet Smith s.n. (NCSC) in 2003. Specimens from Guilford and Wilkes counties were from cultivated plants. Two specimens from Brunswick County are S. pseudogracile.

Native of Mediterranean Europe. In N.A., MA to FL and TX; also MO, IA.
AbundanceVery rare.
HabitatYard weed.
PhenologyFlowering and fruiting July-October.
IdentificationJerusalem Cherry has glabrate foliage, lanceolate leaves with few or no teeth, and a red fruit that is about 1 cm wide (vs. a black fruit that is a maximum of 0.5 cm wide in S. nigrum, S. ptychanthum, and S. sarrachoides.
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