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Black Nightshade (Solanum ptycanthum)

Plant Names (Nomenclature)

Common Plant Name Black Nightshade
Scientific Plant Name Solanum ptycanthum
Other Common Names
Other Scientific Names
Common Family Name Nightshade
Scientific Family Name Solanaceae


Native Status Kansas Native
Native Definition Native Species: Native to Kansas and the United States

Growth Characteristics

Growth Habit/Form Herb broad-leaved, herbaceous (non-woody) plant; wildflowers and forbs
Life Span Annual herbaceous; lives only one year
Maximum Height 1.0 feet height in feet
Maximum Spread 1.0 feet width in feet
Flower Color White, colors of the flowers
Flowering Season July - August typical months to expect blooms
Reproduction Seed Only methods of reproduction

Growth Requirements

Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Moisture Drained to Dry


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