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Solanum umbelliferum Eschscholtz

Purple Nightshade

Life form2, 3: forb, perennial
Habitat: rocky slopes
leaf presence3: leaves usually present
leaf arrangement3: alternate
leaf format3: simple
leaf shape3: ovate to oblong lanceolate
leaf surface3: hairy
leaf margin3: entire or undulate
Flower color2: violet or purple or indigo
Flowering period2: Apr. to Nov.
Armament2, 3: spineless
Family1, 2, 3: Solanaceae (nightshade family)
Status: rare
Location where collected or observed:
      Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument

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