Vascular Plants of North Carolina
Account for Buffalo-bur Nightshade - Solanum rostratum   Dunal
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DistributionScattered across the state from the Mountains to New Hanover County. No doubt occurs elsewhere.

Native of central and western U.S. (at least); adventive eastward.
HabitatFields, barnyards, garden weed, under bird feeder, at car dealership (Jackson Co.).
PhenologyFlowering and fruiting May-October.
IdentificationBuffalo-bur is easy to identify, with its bright yellow flowers and yellowish spines all over the stems, branches, leaves, and fruits. The leaves are also quite dissected for a Solanum, with numerous deep sinuses and rounded lobes. Essentially all others in the genus in NC have white or purple flowers.
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Global RankG5?
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B.A. SorrieSouthwestern NM, roadside, May 2016. Photo_non_NCPhoto_non_NC
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