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Solanum americanum

Common Name(s):

Phonetic Spelling
so-LAN-num a-mer-ih-KAY-num
This plant has high severity poison characteristics.
See below
Description

Annual herb; leaves alternate, simple, smooth margined; flowers small, white, 5-parted; fruit a glossy, black berry.

Severity: HIGHLY TOXIC, MAY BE FATAL IF EATEN!

Poison Delivery Mode: Ingestion

Found in: Weedy in disturbed areas, fields, roadsides, wasteplaces, edge of woods; forest or natural area.

See this plant in the following landscape:
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#NC native#problem for cats#problem for dogs#problem for horses
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#NC native#problem for cats#problem for dogs#problem for horses
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Solanum
    Species:
    americanum
    Family:
    Solanaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Annual
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    North America and South America
    Distribution:
    Throughout
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Herb
    Native Plant
    Poisonous
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Color:
    Black
    Fruit Type:
    Berry
    Fruit Description:
    glossy, black berry.
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    White
    Flower Petals:
    4-5 petals/rays
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Gray/Silver
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Alternate
    Hairs Present:
    No
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Problems:
    Problem for Cats
    Problem for Dogs
    Problem for Horses
  • Poisonous to Humans:
    Poison Severity:
    High
    Poison Symptoms:
    Nausea, vomiting, salivation, drowsiness, abdominal pain, diarrhea, weakness, respiratory depression; may be fatal.
    Poison Toxic Principle:
    Solanine alkaloid
    Causes Contact Dermatitis:
    No
    Poison Part:
    Fruits
    Leaves