Silverleaf Nightshade (Solanum elaeagnifolium)
Silverleaf Nightshade flower (Solanum elaeagnifolium). Photograph by Karen Loomis.
- Common English Names: Silverleaf Nightshade, Purple Nightshade, White Horsenettle
- Common Spanish Names: Trompillo, Revienta Caballos
- Scientific Name: Solanum elaeagnifolium (sow-LAN-um ee-lee-ag-nih-FOL-ee-um)
- Family: Solanaceae (Nightshade Family)
- Geographic Range: Most of United States and south into South America.
- Plant Form: Perennial.
- Remarks: Generally considered a noxious, invasive weed with spiny stems, blue flowers. Toxic to livestock. Reproduces by seed, root fragments, and rhizomes.
Last Update: 4 Sep 2006