Vascular Plants of the Gila Wilderness

Presented in Association with the
Western New Mexico University Department of Natural Sciences

Solanaceae
(Nightshade Family)


The Solanaceae Family members are herbaceous, have alternate leaves, connate petals, flower parts in fives and do not have milky sap. Many are poisonous. The ovary is two celled.

Calibrachoa parviflora (Seaside Petunia)
Chamaesaracha conioides (Gray Five eyes)
Chamaesaracha coronopus (Greenleaf Five Eyes)
Datura quercifolia (Oak Leaf Thorn Apple)
Datura wrightii (Jimsonweed)
Lycium andersonii (Anderson's Wolfberry)
Lycium pallidum (Pale Wolfberry)
Nicotiana trigonophylla (Desert Tobacco)
Physalis foetens var. neomexicana (New Mexico Ground Cherry)
Physalis hederifolia var. fendleri (Ivy Leaf Ground Cherry)
Physalis solanacea (Netted Globe Cherry)
Solanum dimidiatum (Western Horse Nettle)
Solanum elaeagnifolium (Silverleaf or Purple Nightshade)
Solanum jamesii (Wild Potato)
Solanum nigrum (Black Nightshade)
Solanum stoloniferum (Fendler Wild Potato)
Solanum heterodoxum (Melonleaf Nightshade)
Solanum rostratum (Buffalo Bur)


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