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Name this plant

Posted by tx_ag_95 7/8 Lewisville (My Page) on
Sat, Jun 4, 11 at 17:57

I found this growing in the front yard, it's about 2' tall right now, that's cosmos above and below with a salvia on the the right. It's got little white flowers and seems to be happy where it is, so I'm thinking it's going to be a "weed" and not a "volunteer". Anyone have a clue what it's name is?

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RE: Name this plant

Here's a picture of the flower.

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RE: Name this plant

Looks like a Solanum species (nightshade). If the flower structure looks like a tomato flower or a pepper flower, that's what it is. There are many species.

Here is a link that might be useful: Solanum ptychanthum


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RE: Name this plant

seems like black nightshade, if the berries turn a shiny black when ripe. birds eat the berries and spread the seeds around.


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RE: Name this plant

Thanks y'all! I'll classify it as a "weed" then and yank it out, since it's not going to do anything exciting for the area.


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Be sure to get all the roots and be on the look out for any other plants like these growing. I had one very similar looking to come up in my butterfly and it could easily become a house eater. It grows very fast and end up having little tendrils that clink tenaciously to anything.


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