Solanum elaeagnifolium

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silverleaf nightshade

(also known as Prairie Berry, Silverleaf Nettle, White Horsenettle)

Solanum elaeagnifolium Cav.



  • Moss, Flora of Alberta – No

  • [1] Global Invasive Species Database –

  • [2]NatureServe I-Rank – Not yet assessed

  • AB Weed Act status – No

[3] Link to Wikipedia, Solanum elaeagnifolium - "...may have originated in North America and was accidentally introduced to South America[6] or the reverse.[5] It can grow in poor soil with very little water. It spreads by rhizomes as well as seeds, and is common in disturbed habitats. It is considered a noxious weed in 21 U.S. states and in countries such as Australia, Egypt, Greece, India, Israel, Italy, South Africa, and Zimbabwe.[7] It is toxic to livestock and very hard to control, as root stocks less than 1 cm long can regenerate into plants.[8] However, some gardeners encourage it as a xeriscape ornamental..."

[4] Link to USDA Plants, Profile and map for Solanum elaeagnifolium Cav., silverleaf nightshade

silverleaf nightshade, Solanum elaeagnifolium, Foliage (licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.)
silverleaf nightshade Solanum elaeagnifolium, Fruit(s) (licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.)