[Nightshades: The Genus Solanum in the Columbia River Gorge of Oregon and Washington]

American Black Nightshade, Small-flowered Nightshade

Solanum americanum

Synonyms: Solanum americanum var. nodiflorum, Solanum americanum var. patulum, Solanum caribaeum, Solanum fistulosum, Solanum hermannii, Solanum linnaeanum, Solanum nigrum var. americanum, Solanum nigrum var. virginicum, Solanum nigrum var. virginicum, Solanum nodiflorum, Solanum sodomeum

Close-up of a flower of American Black Nightshade, Small-flowered Nightshade: Solanum americanum (Synonyms: Solanum americanum var. nodiflorum, Solanum americanum var. patulum, Solanum caribaeum, Solanum fistulosum, Solanum hermannii, Solanum linnaeanum, Solanum nigrum var. americanum, Solanum nigrum var. virginicum, Solanum nigrum var. virginicum, Solanum nodiflorum, Solanum sodomeum)

Close-up of a flower of american black nightshade as seen growing along the Eagle Creek Trail in the Columbia River Gorge..............October 18, 2011.

American Black Nightshade, Small-flowered Nightshade: Solanum americanum (Synonyms: Solanum americanum var. nodiflorum, Solanum americanum var. patulum, Solanum caribaeum, Solanum fistulosum, Solanum hermannii, Solanum linnaeanum, Solanum nigrum var. americanum, Solanum nigrum var. virginicum, Solanum nigrum var. virginicum, Solanum nodiflorum, Solanum sodomeum) - Close-up of the calyx and corolla lobes of American Black Nightshade, Small-flowered Nightshade: Solanum americanum (Synonyms: Solanum americanum var. nodiflorum, Solanum americanum var. patulum, Solanum caribaeum, Solanum fistulosum, Solanum hermannii, Solanum linnaeanum, Solanum nigrum var. americanum, Solanum nigrum var. virginicum, Solanum nigrum var. virginicum, Solanum nodiflorum, Solanum sodomeum)

American black nightshade as seen growing along the Eagle Creek Trail in the Columbia River Gorge..............October 18, 2011.

Paul Slichter