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Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
Apr 11, 2014 7:19 PM CST
These are the only two photo's I have of this plant that was growing in the lawn a few days ago .... the lawn has since been mowed.
Thumb of 2014-04-12/plantladylin/644644

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Name: Jay
Nederland, Texas (Zone 9a)
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Horntoad
Apr 11, 2014 8:41 PM CST
A species of Solanum I think but not sure which on yet.
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Name: Jay
Nederland, Texas (Zone 9a)
Region: Texas Region: Gulf Coast Charter ATP Member I helped beta test the first seed swap I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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Horntoad
Apr 11, 2014 8:53 PM CST
I am going out on a limb and say Solanum americanum.
http://www.fireflyforest.com/flowers/2364/solanum-americanum...
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JRsbugs
Apr 12, 2014 5:40 AM CST
Solanum villosum looks possible ..

http://www.discoverlife.org/mp/20q?search=Solanum+villosum

http://luirig.altervista.org/schedenam/fnam.php?taxon=Solanu...

http://luirig.altervista.org/floranam/solanum.htm

http://www.westafricanplants.senckenberg.de/root/index.php?p...

https://gobotany.newenglandwild.org/species/solanum/villosum...

Your plant is hairy, S. americanum doesn't look very hairy, the tops of the leaves on Lin's plant are hairy.

The Solanum americanum has alternating leaves that are hairy underneath, particularly at the edges.


http://www.eattheweeds.com/american-nightshade-a-much-malign...

http://www.theplantlist.org/tpl1.1/record/tro-29603884

Description of Solanum villosum:

http://www.flora.sa.gov.au/efsa/lucid/Solanaceae/Solanum%20s...







Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
Region: United States of America Morning Glories Region: Florida Houseplants Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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plantladylin
Apr 12, 2014 7:55 AM CST
Thanks you two! There are a few species of Solanum found here in Florida (A. americanum is abundant!) but this one with the pubescent, slightly hairy leaves I'm leaning toward S. villosum.
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