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Common name: Three-flowered Nightshade
Solanum triflorum Nutt. APNI*
Description: Sprawling annual herb, sparsely hairy with simple hairs; stems to 1 m long, sometimes rooting at nodes; prickles absent.
Leaves pinnatifid to pinnatisect, ovate to elliptic in outline, 2–4 cm long, 1–2.5 cm wide, lobes lobed or toothed, margins recurved and thickened; slightly discolorous, both surfaces green, sparsely hairy; petiole 0.5–1 cm long.
Inflorescences 1–3-flowered, with small terminal leaflet; peduncle 10–30 mm long; pedicels 3–5 mm long. Calyx 3–5 mm long; lobes 1.5–2 mm long, slightly larger and becoming reflexed in fruit. Corolla stellate, 5–6 mm diam., white or rarely pale lavender.
Berry 8–12 mm diam., whitish green, marbled.
Distribution and occurrence: Weed of disturbed areas, east from Finley. Native of N Amer.
NSW subdivisions: *CC, *NT, *CT, *ST, *NWS, *CWS, *SWS, *SWP
Other Australian states: *Qld *Vic. *W.A. *S.A.
Text by B. J. Conn
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 3 (1992)
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