American black nightshade USDA PLANTS Symbol: SOAM
U.S. Nativity: Native
Habit: Shrub or Subshrub
Solanum americanum P. Mill.

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Taxonomic Rank: Magnoliopsida: Solanales: Solanaceae
Synonym(s): purple nightshade (common), smallflower nightshade
Native Range: west to central ME to N.D., s. to s N.E., n FL, LA, and e TX.. CA to Can, e US, Mex. ( Fernald 1950 HICK)

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Plant(s); September. Photo from Forest Plants of the Southeast and Their Wildlife Uses by J.H. Miller and K.V. Miller, published by The University of Georgia Press in cooperation with the Southern Weed Science Society.
James H. Miller, USDA Forest Service, Bugwood.org
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Foliage;
Karan A. Rawlins, University of Georgia, Bugwood.org
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Foliage;
Karan A. Rawlins, University of Georgia, Bugwood.org
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Flower(s);
Karan A. Rawlins, University of Georgia, Bugwood.org
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Flower(s);
Forest and Kim Starr, Starr Environmental, Bugwood.org
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Flower(s); flowering and fruiting stem.
Joseph M. DiTomaso, University of California - Davis, Bugwood.org
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Foliage; Habit
Forest and Kim Starr, Starr Environmental, Bugwood.org
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Seed(s); Arrows point to the notch along which lies the hilum for each seed.
D. Walters and C. Southwick, USDA, Bugwood.org
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EDDMapS Distribution:
This map is incomplete and is based only on current site and county level reports made by experts and records obtained from USDA Plants Database. For more information, visit www.eddmaps.org
 


State(s) Where Reported invasive.
Based on state level agency and organization lists of invasive plants from WeedUS database.

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U.S. National Parks where reported invasive:
Haleakala National Park (Hawaii)



Invasive Listing Sources:
Jil M. Swearingen, Survey of invasive plants occurring on National Park Service lands, 2000-2007