Solanum elaeagnifolium Cav., Icon. 3: 22-23, pl. 243 22 1794. (Syn: Solanum dealbatum Lindl.; Solanum elaeagnifolium var. angustifolium Kuntze; Solanum elaeagnifolium var. argyrocroton Griseb.; Solanum elaeagnifolium var. grandiflorum Griseb.; Solanum elaeagnifolium var. leprosum (Ortega) Dunal; Solanum elaeagnifolium var. obtusifolium (Dunal) Dunal; Solanum flavidum Torr.; Solanum leprosum Ortega; Solanum obtusifolium Dunal; Solanum saponaceum Hook.);
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Common name: Silverleaf Nightshade, Prairie Berry, Silverleaf Nettle, White Horsenettle


250811BRS3-Plant for id. regd.:
Pl. find the attached file contain a plant for id.
Date/Time- June and July,2011
Location- Place: Vadavalli, Coimbatore Dist.
Altitude, 200 msl.
Habitat-  Urban
Habit-  Shrub
Its like a weed aggregated in one place. In the same area scatered growth of this plant.

Kindly go through the discussions in this link:…

… the species name was not come in my mind right away though I identified it last time as Solanum elaeagnifolium

Solanum elaeagnifolium Cav. Solanaceae fortnight SN 07 : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (1)
Solanum elaeagnifolium Cav., seems a garden escape, found on the roadside in Gadag, Karnataka
Wild Plant For ID : California : 14DEC14 : AK-41 : 2 posts by 1 author. Attachments (2)
Small wild plants observed on way to Los Angeles on 2/10/14.

No flowers.
The leaves were wavy and had thorns.
Solanum Species?
Just a guess.

Solanum elaeagnifolium, common name Silverleaf Nightshade looks very close to my pictures.

I guess correct IDS !
Flora Base


Solanaceae Fortnight : Solanum elaeagnifolium : California : 22FEB15 : AK-8: 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (2)
Pictures taken on 2/10/14.

A small plant growing wild.
No flowers.
Kindly validate.

Solanum elaeagnifolium from USA: 2 images.
Solanum elaeagnifolium
From Lubbock, Texas

Yes, appears close as per images at



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