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White-tip Nightshade - introduced (*Solanum chenopodioides)

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Family: Solanaceae (Potato family).

Native of Argentina.

Occurrence: A weed of river banks, ditches etc.


An uncommon weed that could easily be overlooked because of its resemblance to Black Nightshade.

Similar species: Black Nightshade differs in that it is able to grow in drier conditions, the petals are broader, the leaves are the same colour on both surfaces, and the stalks of the fruit are less sharply bent back.

Photos 1: Whitetip Nightshade. Bradford. As the fruit ripen they turn black. Note the paler leaf undersurface. 2: Forest Creek, Castlemaine.