Vascular Plants of North Carolina
Account for Bittersweet Nightshade - Solanum dulcamara   L.
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DistributionMountains only. First collected in the 1890s by W.W. Ashe in Ashe County.

Native of Europe; in N.A. throughout most of Canada and the U.S., except for an area from LA to OK and TX.
AbundanceInfrequent to locally fairly common; some populations may contain numerous plants.
HabitatFields, fencerows, yard weed, roadside waste places, public greenway.
PhenologyFlowering and fruiting May-October.
IdentificationBittersweet Nightshade is a clambering vine with ovate leaves that have 0-2 narrow basal lobes. The flowers grow in groups of 7-14, mostly hanging downward, the petals violet, the anthers bright yellow. The berries are shiny and red.
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