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Solanum americanum

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Solanum americanum
Solanum americanum
Solanum americanum
Solanum americanum

Species Name: Solanum americanum
Common Name: American Nightshade

White flowering Nightshade is an excellent accent plant for difficult areas of the garden. Excellent wildlife value. Caution: all parts are toxic.

Plant Family: Solanaceae
Plant Type: Perennial
Height by Width: 2-3' H x 3' W
Growth Habit: Low, dense
Deciduous/Evergreen: Evergreen
Growth Rate: Fast
Sun Exposure: Full to part sun
Soil Preference: Well-draining
Water Requirements: Drought-tolerant to occasional
Cold Hardy to: 25 degrees F
Flower Season: Spring
Flower Color: White
Endangered?: Not listed
Distribution: California Floristic Province, Mojave Desert
Natural Habitat: Open often disturbed places below 3500'


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