Vascular Plants of North Carolina
Account for Hairy Nightshade - Solanum sarrachoides   Sendtner
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DistributionApparently restricted to the Piedmont and inner Coastal Plain. A specimen from Pender County appears have glabrous stems and branches and needs an ID check.

Native of South America; in N.A. PA to MO south to NC and AR.
AbundanceRare and probably overlooked as the native S. emulans/ptycanthum.
HabitatCampus weed, weed in tree planting, border of athletic field, cropfied, garden weed, roadside, disturbed woods post-fire (Union Co.).
PhenologyFlowering and fruiting July-October.
IdentificationHairy Nightshade has rather densely hairy stems, branches, and leafstalks. Thus, it is similar to the native and coastalS. pseudogracile, but it has a black berry (vs. a yellow-green berry) and occurs inland (vs. maritime in S. pseudogracile).
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