Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


  Solanum dulcamara L. image
Photographer: Kitty Kohout           

Botanical Illustration

Botanical Illustration

Botanical Illustration

Botanical Illustration

Derek Anderson

Kitty Kohout

Kitty Kohout

Kurt Stüber

Matthew L. Wagner

Christopher Noll

Christopher Noll

Christopher Noll

Paul Skawinski

Robert Bierman

Robert W. Freckmann
Family Solanaceae
Solanum dulcamara L.
bittersweet nightshade, climbing nightshade, deadly nightshade
Solanum: Latin for "quieting," in reference to the narcotic properties of some species
dulcamara: bittersweet from Latin name
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Status: Introduced - naturalized; potentially invasive
Plant: trailing or twining perennial, up to 8' tall, mostly smooth, woody vine
Flower: purple to blue with shiny, green spots in the center, 5-parted, 1/2" wide, saucer-shape; inflorescence a 1"-3" wide, branched cluster; blooms June-Sep
Fruit:green, then yellow, then orange, then bright red, 1/4" berry
Leaf:stalked, mostly simple but some with 2 lower lobes
Habitat: moist; disturbed sites, woods, cliffs, marshes
(Glossary)

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Synonyms 
Solanum dulcamara L. f. albiflorum House
Solanum dulcamara L. var. canescens Farw.
Solanum dulcamara L. var. pubescens Roem. & Schult.
Solanum dulcamara L. var. villosissimum Desv.

         
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