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Solanum cari - Mill.
                 
Common Name American Nightshade, American black nightshade
Family Solanaceae
USDA hardiness Coming soon
Known Hazards Although no specific mention of the leaves being toxic has been seen for this species, it belongs to a genus where many if not all the members have poisonous leaves. The immature fruit is poisonous[173].
Habitats Rocky or dry open woods, thickets, shores or openings, often on cultivated or waste ground[43].
Range S. America.
Edibility Rating  
Other Uses  
Weed Potential Yes
Medicinal Rating  
Care
Moist Soil Full sun

Summary

Solanum cari American Nightshade, American black nightshade


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Solanum cari American Nightshade, American black nightshade
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Physical Characteristics
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Solanum cari is a ANNUAL growing to 1 m (3ft 3in). The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs) and are pollinated by Insects.Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils and prefers well-drained soil. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It cannot grow in the shade. It prefers moist soil.

Synonyms
Solanum caribaeum. Solanum fistulosum. Solanum hermannii

Habitats
 Cultivated Beds;
Edible Uses
Edible Parts: Root.
Edible Uses:

Young leaves - cooked. The leaves contain about 6990mg of beta carotene per 100g[173]. Caution is advised, see the notes above on toxicity. Fruit - cooked. It should be used only when fully ripe[173]. Caution is advised, see the notes above on toxicity.
Medicinal Uses
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None known
Other Uses
None known
Cultivation details
We have very little information on this species and do not know if it will succeed in Britain, though it should be possible to grow it as a spring-sown annual. The following notes are based on the general needs of the genus. Succeeds in most soils[1].
Propagation
Seed - sow spring in a greenhouse. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and plant them out after the last expected frosts.
Other Names
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Weed Potential

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Conservation Status
IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :
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Solanum boreale 10
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Solanum fendleriWild Potato, Fendler's horsenettle, Texan horsenettle32
Solanum jamesiiColorado Wild Potato, Wild potato20
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Solanum kurzii 10
Solanum laciniatumKangaroo Apple22
Solanum linearifoliumMountain Kangaroo Apple20
Solanum liximitante 10
Solanum luteum 10
Solanum lycopersicumTomato, Garden Tomato53
Solanum lyratum 12
Solanum maglia 20
Solanum melongenaAubergine, Eggplant32
Solanum muricatumPepino40
Solanum nigrumBlack Nightshade, Common Nightshade, Poisonberry, Black Nightshade22
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Solanum piliferum 20
Solanum pimpinellifoliumCurrant Tomato42
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