Solanaceae . . . . Nightshade family


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Blue to purple Solanaceae

Atropa belladonna
Lycium barbarum
Solanum laciniatum
Solanum dulcamara
Deadly nightshade
Duke of Argyll's Tea plant
Kangaroo apple
Woody nightshade
Nicandra physalodes
Solanum tuberosum
Hyoscymus niger
Petunia
Apple of Peru
Potato
Henbane
Petunia

White Solanaceae

Datura stramonium
Solanum nigrum
Solanum chenopodioides
Solanum nitidibaccatum
Solanum sisymbriifolium
Solanum tuberosum
Solanum dulcamara

Yellow Solanaceae

Lycopersicon esculentum
Physalis peruvianum

Atropa . . . . . Deadly nightshade


Atropa belladonna . . . . Deadly nightshade

Woods and scrub in the S, esp. on base-rich soils, but occurs throughout BI

Datura . . . . . Thorn apple


Datura stramonium . . . . . Thorn apple

A casual on waste tips and cultivated ground; common in CI

Hyoscymus . . . . Henbane


Hyoscymus niger . . . . . Henbane

Uncommon, mostly in C & S

Lycium . . . . Duke of Argyll's teaplant


Lycium barbarum . . . . Duke of Argyll's teaplant

Grown as hedging plant and naturalised in CI and S Br

Lycium barbarum (Chinese teaplant) is similar but less common, with fls >17mm across with branching veins and lvs broader & wider nearer base

Lycopersicon . . . . Tomato


Lycopersicom esculentum . . . . Tomato

An occasional escape from cultivation

Nicandra . . . . . Apple of Peru


Nicandra physaloides . . . . . Apple of Peru

Casual, mainly in S and esp. CI

Petunia . . . . Petunia


Petunia x hybrida . . . . Petunia

Casual as garden throw-out on tips and rough ground across Br

Physalis . . . . Japanese lanterns


Physalis peruviana . . . . Cape gooseberry

Occasional casual on tips in S Br

Solanum . . . . Nightshades


Solanum dulcamara . . . . . Woody nightshade (Bittersweet)

Red fruits, most leaves with 2 small leaflets at base; common throughout BI exc. N Sc

Solanum nigrum . . . . . Black nightshade

Black fruits and white flowers

Solanum chenopodioides . . . . . Tall nightshade

N.B. S. chenopodioides is woody and has small c. 5 mm flowers (c.f. S. nitidibaccatum); local casual, esp. in CI

Solanum nitidibaccatum . . . . . Green nightshade

N.B. S. chenopodioides is woody and has small c. 5 mm flowers

Solanum laciniatum . . . . . Kangaroo apple

Naturalised in a few places in SW and CI

Solanum sisymbriifolium . . . . . Sticky nightshade

Planted as a trap for potato eelworm and sometimes persisting

Solanum tuberosum . . . . . Potato

On waste tips etc.