A Photographic Guide to Plants of
Humboldt Bay Dunes and Wetlands

Compiled by Gordon Leppig and Andrea Pickart

Release 2.0

April 2018

Solanaceae

Scientific Name

Solanum americanum

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Common Name 

white nightshade

Close-up 

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Status

N

Occurs

HBNWR, Lanphere, Ma-le'l

Habitat

FM, CDF

Other

N/A

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Scientific Name

Solanum aviculare

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Common Name 

New Zealand nightshade

Close-up 

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Status

E, I

Occurs

HBNWR, Lanphere, Ma-le'l

Habitat

CDF

Other

N/A

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Scientific Name

Solanum douglasii

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Common Name 

greenspot nightshade

Close-up 

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Status

N

Occurs

N/A

Habitat

FS

Other

N/A

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Scientific Name

Solanum nigrum

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Common Name 

black nightshade

Close-up 

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Status

E, I

Occurs

HBNWR, Lanphere, Ma-le'l

Habitat

CDF, AW, FM

Other

N/A

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Status: Conservation concern (C); Exotic (E); Invasive (I); California Native (N) 

Habitat: Dune mat (DM), Dune scrub (DS), Dune swale (SW), Coniferous dune forest (CDF), Riparian forest (RF), Freshwater marsh (FM), Freshwater swamp (FS), Freshwater marsh (FM), Open water (OW), Brackish marsh (BM), Salt marsh (SM), Mudflat (MF) Agricultural wetland (AW).

* This vascular plant list for Humboldt Bay dunes and wetlands is based on collections made by the authors primarily between 2001 and 2008.

 

Please email comments, corrections, or proposed additions to andrea_pickart@fws.gov.

 

Nomenclature follows the Jepson Manual, Higher Plants of California, Second edition (U.C. Press 2012).