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Help identifying blue star-shaped Texas wildflower?

Posted by PepperJay Tx (My Page) on
Tue, Jul 12, 11 at 12:54

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: http://i.imgur.com/8RzLs.jpg

Thanks in advance.


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RE: Help identifying blue star-shaped Texas wildflower?

Looks like a nightshade of some sort, maybe Solanum elaeagnifolium


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RE: Help identifying blue star-shaped Texas wildflower?

It is either Silver-leaf Nightshade (Solanum elaeagnifolium) or Western Horsenettle (Solanum dimidiatum)
Both are Texas natives!


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RE: Help identifying blue star-shaped Texas wildflower?

Thanks for the suggestions you guys! It's quite a beautiful flower. I'm glad to know what it is!


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