Vegetables and Fruit forum: Can someone identify this pepper plant?

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(Zone 5b)
cory81
Jul 5, 2019 6:53 AM CST
Hi All. I have a pepper patch that has plants I started from seeds indoors.
I noticed a few seedlings with leaves I don't recognize and they must be volunteers. I grew santaka, padron, jalapeƱo and red bell last year in the same spot and am growing those same ones this year except for the bells. None have this leaf shape so I'm a bit confused. From what I've seen Bell leaves are not ridged either.. any ideas? Worst case I wait and see as they are flowering now.
Thanks
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tofitropic
Jul 5, 2019 7:45 AM CST
looks like some sort of Solanum, like S nigrum?
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cory81
Jul 5, 2019 10:26 AM CST
tofitropic said:looks like some sort of Solanum, like S nigrum?


Thanks. It does kind of look like that.. I assumed it was a chile. I've never heard of solanum or s nigrum, but I'm certainly no expert.

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farmerdill
Jul 5, 2019 11:21 AM CST
S. nigrum (Black Nightshade) is a common weed in many areas. Solanum ptycanthum (eastern Black Nightshade) is common in the eastern half of the US. Solanum americanum (American Nightshade) is also a , persistent weed nightshade with a wide range. Not sure which one you have , but pretty sure it one of the weed nightshades.
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cory81
Jul 5, 2019 11:34 AM CST
farmerdill said:S. nigrum (Black Nightshade) is a common weed in many areas. Solanum ptycanthum (eastern Black Nightshade) is common in the eastern half of the US. Solanum americanum (American Nightshade) is also a , persistent weed nightshade with a wide range. Not sure which one you have , but pretty sure it one of the weed nightshades.


Thank you. I just assumed because it was in the pepper bed, and it structurally appeared like a chile that was flowering, that it was one!

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Jul 9, 2019 5:07 AM CST
Close relative.. welcome to taxonomy! You'll see the flowers look similar to tomato, eggplant..
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