- Solanum viarum is a perennial, shrubby forb that is on the Federal Noxious Weed list. Plants grow to 6 ft. (1.8 m) in height and width.
- Leaves are broad, 6-8 in. (15.2-20.3 cm) long, 2-6 in. (5.1-15.2 cm) wide, hairy and resemble fig or oak leaves. The entire plant is loaded with 0.75 in. (1.9 cm), straight prickles.
- Flowering occurs year-round, with most reproduction occurring from September to May. White, 5-petaled flowers grow, in clusters, under the leaves.
- Fruit are 1 in. (2.5 cm) in diameter and resemble a watermelon.
- Ecological Threat
- Solanum viarum invades pastures, fields, and parks, but also has the potential to invade open forest and other natural areas. This plant forms thick stands that can be impenetrable to livestock, large wildlife, and humans.
- Invasive Species Management Plans for Florida - University of Florida - Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants
- Poster - Georgia Cooperative Agricultural Pest Survey
- Regional Tropcial Soda Apple Task Force -
- Nonnative Invasive Plants of Southern Forests - USDA Forest Service
- Biological Control of Invasive Plants in the Eastern United States - USDA Forest Service
- Domestic Programs Pest Evaluation - USDA APHIS PPQ
- Federal Noxious Weed Disseminules of the U.S. - USDA-APHIS
- Weed of the Week - USDA Forest Service
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EDDMapS Distribution - This map is incomplete and is based only on current site and county level reports made by experts, herbaria, and literature. For more information, visit www.eddmaps.org
State Invasive List - This map identifies those states that list this species on their invasive species list. For more information, visit Invasive.org
Most Troublesome / Most Common Agricultural Weed List
This map identifies those states that consider this species either most troublesome or most common in at least one commodity. For more information, visit the MTMC project page.
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|Troublesome or Common weed in one or more crops|
Invasive Listing Sources
- Alabama Invasive Plant Council
- Alachua County Cogongrass Initiative
- Archbold Biological Station
- Arizona Noxious Weeds
- California Noxious Weeds
- East Central Florida CISMA
- Faith Campbell, 1998
- Federal Noxious Weeds
- Florida Exotic Pest Plant Council - Category I
- Florida Keys Invasive Species Task Force - Category III
- Florida Noxious Weeds
- Georgia Exotic Pest Plant Council - Category 3
- John Randall, The Nature Conservancy, Survey of TNC Preserves, 1995.
- Massachusetts Noxious Weeds
- Minnesota Noxious Weeds
- Mississippi Noxious Weeds
- Nonnative Invasive Species in Southern Forest and Grassland Ecosystems
- North Carolina Noxious Weeds - Class A
- South Carolina Exotic Pest Plant Council - Severe Threat
- South Carolina Noxious Weeds
- Tennessee Noxious Weeds
- Texas Noxious Weeds
- Treasure Coast Cooperative Invasive Species Mgmt. Area - EARLY DRAFT
- USDA APHIS Regulated Pest List
- Vermont Noxious Weeds
- Virginia Invasive Plant Species List
- WeedUS - Database of Plants Invading Natural Areas in the United States
Other System LinksPlants: SOVI2
NPDN Pest: PEWAIQB
NPDN Host: 34997
CategoriesCategory: Shrub or Subshrub
|Common Name Reference:|| USDA, NRCS. 2010. The PLANTS Database. National Plant Data Center, Baton Rouge, LA, USA.|
|Scientific Name Reference:||USDA, NRCS. 2010. The PLANTS Database. National Plant Data Center, Baton Rouge, LA, USA.|