Help identifying blue star-shaped Texas wildflower?

PepperJayJuly 12, 2011

Hi all,

New to the boards, so I hope I'm posting in the right place. my friend posted a picture of a really interesting looking flower he found growing naturally in his back yard (in Austin, TX, I believe) which we've been struggling to identify. It reminds me a bit of morning glories, but I know that's not what it is. Any help? Here's a link:

Thanks in advance.

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lycopus(z5 NY)

Looks like a nightshade of some sort, maybe Solanum elaeagnifolium

    Bookmark   July 12, 2011 at 7:18PM
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It is either Silver-leaf Nightshade (Solanum elaeagnifolium) or Western Horsenettle (Solanum dimidiatum)
Both are Texas natives!

    Bookmark   July 14, 2011 at 12:11AM
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Thanks for the suggestions you guys! It's quite a beautiful flower. I'm glad to know what it is!

    Bookmark   July 14, 2011 at 10:30AM
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