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Solanum sisymbriifolium - Lam.
                 
Common Name Sticky Nightshade
Family Solanaceae
USDA hardiness Coming soon
Known Hazards Although no specific mention of toxicity has been seen for this species, it belongs to a genus where many if not all the members have poisonous leaves and sometimes also the unripe fruits.
Habitats Naturalised in South-eastern N. America where it grows near sea ports in waste places and on ballast[235].
Range S. America - Brazil.
Edibility Rating  
Other Uses  
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating  
Care
Moist Soil Semi-shade Full sun

Summary

Solanum sisymbriifolium Sticky Nightshade


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Physical Characteristics
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Solanum sisymbriifolium is a PERENNIAL growing to 1 m (3ft 3in).
It is frost tender. The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs)Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers moist soil.

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

Fruit[177]. The fruit is up to 2cm in diameter[200].
Medicinal Uses
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None known
Other Uses
None known
Cultivation details
Succeeds in most soils[1]. Plants are not very hardy outdoors in Britain, though they can be grown as spring-sown annuals. In milder almost frost-free climates they are perennial[200].
Propagation
Seed - sow early spring in a warm greenhouse. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and plant them out after the last expected frosts.

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Weed Potential

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Conservation Status
IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :
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Botanical References
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Readers comment
 
Elizabeth H.
Martin Sanford Fri Oct 20 2006
This plant is being trialled as a biological control for Potato cyst nematodes following dutch research at Wageningen University

Rothamsted research

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