Plant ID forum: need help Identifying this plant?

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Jul 8, 2017 2:41 AM CST
need help identifying this plant they said it could be a medicine plant for bruises etc any idea what this could be. name? plant?
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Name: Andrea Reagan
Astatula, Florida (Zone 9a)
I collect seeds
Jul 8, 2017 9:17 AM CST
Night shade or solanum. Many people dislike this plant.
Name: Lin
Florida Zone 9b, 10a

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Jul 8, 2017 9:33 AM CST
I agree, a variety of Nightshade (Solanum), considered weeds in many areas. A photo from our database for comparison:

Check out the list on this page from California Dept. of Food and Agriculture with a few listed as well as photos and maps showing areas of distribution:
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Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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Jul 8, 2017 9:42 AM CST
Here are the Solanum that occur in California:

I suspect you have the first one: Solanum americanum.
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Jul 8, 2017 3:27 PM CST
Thank You!

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