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PlantFiles: Torrey's Nightshade
Solanum dimidiatum

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Family: Solanaceae (so-lan-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Solanum (so-LAN-num) (Info)
Species: dimidiatum (dim-id-ee-AH-tum) (Info)

Category:
Perennials

Height:
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:
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Hardiness:
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Sun Exposure:
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Danger:
All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:
Blue-Violet
Violet/Lavender

Bloom Time:
Unknown - Tell us

Foliage:
Unknown - Tell us

Other details:
May be a noxious weed or invasive

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:
Non-patented

Propagation Methods:
Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:
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Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral htop On Feb 24, 2008, htop from San Antonio, TX (Zone 8b) wrote:

Torrey's Nightshade (Solanum dimidiatum) is also known as western horse nettle. It also can produce white blooms which is rare. This plant is native to Texas and other states. The petioles, leaves and branched stems of western horse nettle have sharp spines. Its 6 inches long, oval leaves have 5 to 7 lobes. The spherical, .75 to 1.5 inches in diameter fruits are yellow when mature.

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Austin, Texas
Dallas, Texas



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