Silver - leaved nightshade

Solanum elaeagnifolium

Erect perennial herb to 1 m high, often suckering, stellate-tomentose; prickles usually on branches, less common elsewhere.

Leaves lanceolate to oblong, 2.5–10 cm long, 1–3 cm wide, lower leaves shallowly lobed to upper leaves entire; slightly discolorous, silvery-green or rarely rusty-green, stellate-tomentose; petiole 0.5–1 cm long.

Inflorescences 1–4-flowered; peduncle usually 5–10 mm long; rachis 20–30 mm long; pedicels c. 10 mm long, 20–30 mm long at fruiting. Calyx 9–10 mm long, enlarged in fruit; lobes 4–5 mm long. Corolla rotate-stellate, 20–30 mm diam., blue, rarely white, pink or deep purple.

Berry 8–14 mm diam., orange-brown.

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