Plant ID forum: Which Solanum?

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Name: Leslieray Hurlburt
Sacramento California (Zone 9b)
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HamiltonSquare
Feb 18, 2016 11:08 PM CST
I found this growing in a horizontal seam on a vertical wall and wondered how the seed got in there. Very healthy looking and large pretty flowers. Is it Black Nightshade? The flowers seem too big. I posted to the Bug forum about the creature atop the fruit.
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Name: Daisy
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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DaisyI
Feb 18, 2016 11:28 PM CST
It could certainly be Solanum nigrum.
Name: Dave Paul
Puna, HI (Zone 10b)
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Metrosideros
Feb 19, 2016 1:30 PM CST
It is Solanum americanum, Black Nightshade.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solanum_americanum
Name: Daisy
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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DaisyI
Feb 19, 2016 2:13 PM CST
I was thrown off by the white flowers. They are always lavender in Central California.
Name: Jean
Prairieville, LA (Zone 9a)
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Moonhowl
Feb 19, 2016 10:35 PM CST
According to Dave's link, S nigrum is a synonym.
Name: Leslieray Hurlburt
Sacramento California (Zone 9b)
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HamiltonSquare
Feb 19, 2016 10:48 PM CST
Quite a few synonyms and a very mixed up complex. COL still has S. nigrum as an accepted name. The fruit on this plant hang down which seems to be part of keying it out. I had another look at it today. I'm hoping it will survive until some of the fruit is ripe and get a few more details about it's anatomy.
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