Torrey's Nightshade
Solanum dimidiatum

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

Category:

Perennials

Foliage Color:

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Bloom Characteristics:

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Where to Grow:

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Height:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

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Danger:

All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

Blue-Violet

Violet/Lavender

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Foliage:

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Other details:

May be a noxious weed or invasive

Soil pH requirements:

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Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

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Seed Collecting:

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Regional

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

Austin, Texas

Dallas, Texas

Gardeners' Notes:

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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.