Vascular Plants of the Gila Wilderness

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

Solanum stoloniferum Schlectendal
(Fendler Wild Potato)

Family: Solanaceae

Status: Native

Solanum stoloniferum Gray ex Torrey

Solanum stoloniferum is a small herb with purple flowers and pubescent, pinnately divided leaves. It is found at higher elevations in moist areas. Solanum jamesii is similar and also has compound leaves, but Solanum jamesii has white flowers.
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Solanum stoloniferum, photo Russ Kleinman, Bill Norris & Mark Donnell, Mogollon Mtns., Bursum Road, Aug. 4, 2007

Solanum stoloniferum, photo Russ Kleinman, Burro Mtns., Burro Peak, Sept. 10, 2007

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