Vascular Plants of North Carolina
Account for Sticky Nightshade - Solanum sisymbriifolium   Lamarck
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DistributionThere is a single collection at the SERNEC portal: eastern North Carolina, July 1888, G. McCarthy s.n. (NCU).

Native of South America. In N.A. scattered from MA to Ont, south to FL and TX (with a big gap); also OR-CA.
AbundanceVery rare.
HabitatNo NC data.
PhenologyFlowering and fruiting July-September.
IdentificationSticky Nightshade is highly distinctive and resembles S. rostratum in being essentially covered with spines. In this species, however, the spines are tan color (basally brownish) as opposed to yellowish, the flower is lavender to violet as opposed to yellow, and the leaves are lobed differently (more jagged margins than the more rounded lobes and sinuses in S. rostratum).
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