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Robust Horsenettle

Solanum dimidiatum Raf.

Solanaceae (Nightshade Family

▲ young plant emerging from creeping roots

mature plant

▲▼flowers

Robust Horsenettle: (not in Weeds of Nebraska nor Weeds of the Great Plains)

         Flowers almost always purplish or purple-tinged

         Leaves have larger, more rounded lobes than the similar horsenettle

         Leaf undersides have branched hairs with 8-12 branches per hair

         Fruit is marble-sized, yellow fruit similar to horsenettle

 

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