Vascular Plants of the Gila Wilderness
Presented in Association with the
Western New Mexico University Department
of Natural Sciences
Solanum dimidiatum Rafinesque
(Western Horse Nettle)
Solanum dimidiatum has large leaves that are reminiscent of leaves of Quercus gambelii. They are up to 15cm long and wavy on the margin. However, the leaves and stems of Solanum dimidiatum are armed with prickles. The lavender flowers with yellow anthers are similar to those of Solanum elaeagnifolium although a bit larger.
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Solanum dimidiatum, photo Russ Kleinman, Jack Carter & Richard Felger, Hwy. 32 about 20 miles south of Quemado, July 7, 2009
Solanum dimidiatum, closeup of flower, photo Russ Kleinman, Jack Carter & Richard Felger, Hwy. 32 about 20 miles south of Quemado, July 7, 2009
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