Identify this Flower?

Milt0nSeptember 12, 2012

Hi! I am just curious what kind of wildflower this would be. I found it in an open spot of forest. It isn't horsenettle. It's fruit is green and round, very much like a pea.

The flowers were very small, perhaps .25 inch at most.

If you could identify this for me, that would be great.


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fatamorgana2121(Zone 5/6)

Nightshade, perhaps Solanum nigrum.


    Bookmark   September 12, 2012 at 3:21PM
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Right on! I had never seen it in my area, before. Fascinating.

Thank you, FataMorgana!


    Bookmark   September 13, 2012 at 12:57AM
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fatamorgana2121(Zone 5/6)

Glad to help!

I never had this one here until it came in with a load of topsoil.


    Bookmark   September 13, 2012 at 8:36AM
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Quite common here in SW MI, at the outer edge of a small wooded preserve in mostly disturbed soil in full sun, and scattered randomly in a nature preserve both in partially shaded areas and mostly sunny spots; I can't say if in both locations it was recently introduced or not; I only started paying close attention the last couple of years since I retired but it was never obviously present in other locations like along the roadside.

    Bookmark   October 15, 2012 at 2:27AM
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