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Plant Identification: SOLVED: Star-shaped White Flower (very little) with a Yellow Center

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Bend, OR

August 11, 2008
6:10 PM

Post #5400146

These plants started growing in my pot. Big leaves, tiny white flowers, like Star of David shaped, with a "line pattern" and a Yellow "bud" in the center. The flowers look too pretty to be a weed, and I'm hoping any of you could let me know the name of this plant. Many thanks.

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Josephine, Arlington, TX
(Zone 8a)

August 11, 2008
6:12 PM

Post #5400159

It is a type of Nightshade, don't know which one.
Beatrice, NE
(Zone 5b)

August 11, 2008
6:15 PM

Post #5400174

It's a species Solanum, maybe Solanum furcatum.
Elkhorn, WI

August 11, 2008
11:40 PM

Post #5401394

Yea,sure is Solanum-a Nightshade,my guess is what I know as S. americanum but this is not an easy group to ID(esp.from pictures).Weedy but interesting.
Wilson's Mills, NC

August 12, 2008
2:36 AM

Post #5402155

Definitely a nightshade- the leaves remind me of my tomatillo plant (Physalis ixocarpa)


Portland, OR
(Zone 8a)

August 12, 2008
2:44 AM

Post #5402181

Solanum nigrum
Manchester, NH

August 16, 2008
5:59 PM

Post #5422922

Yes. Undoubtedly black nightshade.


Keaau, HI

August 16, 2008
6:10 PM

Post #5422964

Definitely Solanum americanum.

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