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Solanum eleagnifolium

Silver-leaf nightshade, white horse-nettle

Life form2, 3: forb, perennial
Habitat: roadsides, disturbed areas, yards, disturbed areas
leaf presence3: leaves usually present
leaf arrangement3: alternate
leaf format3: simple
Flower color2: violet to indigo to blue
Flowering period2: May to Oct.
Armament2, 3: short curved spines
Family1, 2, 3: Solanaceae (nightshade family)
Status: common
Locations where collected or observed:
      Sonoran Desert National Monument
      Ajo vicinity and BLM land

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