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Floristic Inventory of the Florida Keys Database Online

Solanum elaeagnifolium Cav.
White horsenettle, Silverleaf nightshade

Solanum elaeagnifolium
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originally published in Cavanilles, A.J., Icones et descriptiones plantarum, vol. 3: t. 243 (1794) [A.J. Cavanilles]

Family: Solanaceae

Group: Dicot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Shrub

Perennation: Perennial

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SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Not Native, Naturalized

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Not Cultivated

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FLORIDA KEYS Occurrence: Possibly Extirpated

FLORIDA KEYS Native Status: Not Native, Naturalized

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Florida Keys History and Distribution: Not reported for the Florida Keys by John Kunkel Small in 1913. Sparingly naturalized and perhaps not well established. A specimen at FLAS needs to be examined.

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Solanum elaeagnifolium has been reported for the following habitat in THE FLORIDA KEYS :
Disturbed Upland


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Solanum elaeagnifolium
Copyright by: plantillustrations.org (public domain)
originally published in Cavanilles, A.J., Icones et descriptiones plantarum, vol. 3: t. 243 (1794) [A.J. Cavanilles]