Hairy Nightshade


Name: Hairy Nightshade

Scientific name: Solanum villosum

Type: Herb

Color: Green,Red

Habitat: Cultivated Areas

Size: 8 - 40 cm

Conservation status:



Growth form: Annual herb. Flowering. Mar–May. Status: Introduced.Local. Also recorded: Kuwait, E Saudi Arabia, UAE. Habitat & distribution: A weed of disturbed and enriched habitats, including cultivated areas, sewage ponds and gardens. Uses: Batanouny noted that the fruit is edible. Mandaville states that although sometimes listed as a poisonous plant, he has seen the ripe berries being eaten. The plant is used as a diuretic and a long list of additional medicinal uses is given by Rizk & El-Ghazaly.

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