Hind's Nightshade

Solanum hindsianum

Solanum hindsianum photo © by Michael Plagens

Solanum hindsianum photo © by Michael Plagens

Photographed on rocky outcropping at Cholla Bay, Sonora, Mexico. Feb. 2017.

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SHRUB: A woody plant, often with a single main trunk that branches freely near the base. Height is one or 2 meters.

FLOWERS: The showy purple flowers bear the usual five, yellow stamens. Flowers are large.

RANGE: Found in the desert areas of Sonora, Mexico and in only a few isolated locations north of the border.

LEAVES: The elliptical to triangular leaves as well as the young stems are silvery-gray and thickened, leathery.

FRUIT: Globular berries.

UNARMED: No spines.

Solanaceae -- Nightshade Family

More Info:

Sonoran Desert Field Guide
Sonoran Desert Places
Sonoran Desert Naturalist Home Page


Copyright Michael J. Plagens, page created 28 Feb. 2017.