Solanaceae - nightshade family
Species that grow without cultivation on Mount Desert Island

compiled by the
Champlain Project - P. O. Box 55 - Bass Harbor, Maine  04653

(updated 20 March 2018)

Solanaceae - nightshade family
[information to be added]

Mount Desert Island is home to 2 species in 1 genus. Click on a link below or scroll down for more information.
   Solanum (2 species)
      Solanum dulcamara - climbing nightshade (occasional [see note 1 at bottom of page])
      Solanum rostratum - horned nightshade (rare)

Solanum (nightshade) - Three principal differences between climbing nightshade and horned figwort are summarized in the table below:

petal color hairs on leaf blade armature
Solanum dulcamara purple to blue simple absent
Solanum rostratum yellow compound slender prickles on stem and/or leaf blades

Solanum dulcamara (climbing nightshade) - [information to be added]

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Solanum rostratum (horned figwort) - [information to be added]

   1. Frequency designations are from the paper “Vascular flora of the Acadia National Park region, Maine” by Craig W. Greene, Linda L. Gregory, Glen H. Mittelhauser, Sally C. Rooney, and Jill E. Weber, published in the spring 2005 issue (vol. 107, No. 930) of Rhodora: Journal of the New England Botanical Club.