Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium

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Family Solanaceae
Solanum rostratum Dunal
buffalo-bur, buffalo-bur nightshade
Solanum: Latin for "quieting," in reference to the narcotic properties of some species
rostratum: beaked
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Status: Introduced - naturalized
Plant: erect, annual, 12"-40" tall forb, coarse, branched; stems very prickly
Flower: yellow, 5-parted, 1" wide, saucer-shaped; inflorescence a short-stalked cluster (raceme) of 3-15 stalked flowers that becomes up to 6" long with age
Fruit:berry with a very prickly covering
Leaf:leaves with yellow spines, larger leaves deeply pinnately-lobed
Habitat: dry; prairies

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