Solanum dulcamara

ClassificationDicots
FamilySolanaceae
Family (Traditional)Solanaceae
GenusSolanum
SpeciesSolanum dulcamara L.
Common NameBittersweeet; Bittersweet; Bittersweet. Woody Nightshade; Climbing Nightshade; Corallini; Deadly Nightshade; Dulcamara; Woody Nightshade
Growth Habitshrub
Plant NotesLeaf Persistance: Deciduous; Habit: shrub; Woody/Herbaceous: woody; Terrestrial/Aquatic: Terrestrial;
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate; Simple/Compound: Simple; Leaf Complexity: 0; 1; Leaf Type: Broadleaf; Leaf Veination: Pinnate; Petiole Type: Petiolate; Leaf/Leaflet Shapes: Hastate;Ovate;Pinnately Lobed; Leaf/Leaflet Apex Shape: Acuminate; Leaf/Leaflet Base Shape: Cordate;Hastate;Truncate; Leaf/Leaflet Margins: Entire;Lobed and Entire; Stipules: Exstipulate;
Flower Sexuality: Perfect; Hypanthium: No; Perianth Absent: No; Flower Color: Purple-Violet; Petal Symmetry: Actinomorphic; Petal Fusion: Connate; Sepal Number: 5; Sepal Fusion: Connate; Stamen Number: Equal to perianth; Ovary Position: Hypogynous; CarpelType: Syncarpous; Placentation Types: Axile; Fruit Complexity: Simple; Fruit Color: ;
*Average C-Value: 0.0
C value N/A
StatusNot Native; AGCP (FAC), EMP (FAC) (NWPL); TN[SNA] KY[SNA] (State Rank); GNR (Global Rank)
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** Not applicable or data not available.

Species Distribution Map

This species has been reported in the counties highlighted in the interactive distribution map below. Click on a county to display the its name. Click the question mark icon () to view additional information about the ecoregions shown. In the map legend, there are links to toggle the visibility of the ecoregions and/or their labels. In addition, clicking on an ecoregion name will highlight that region on the map.

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Ecoregions
  • Southeastern Plains
    • Blackland Prarie
  • Blue Ridge Mountains
  • Ridge and Valley
  • Cumberland Plateau
  • Cumberland Mountains
  • Allegheny Plateau
  • Interior Plateau
    • Bluegrass Region
    • Nashville Basin
    • Pennyroyal Karst Plain
    • Western Highland Rim
    • Eastern Highland Rim

Synonyms

SynonymFull Citation
Solanum dulcamara var. album Solanum dulcamara var. album

Specimens and Distribution

This species has been reported in the following counties by the herbaria listed. An overview of the individual specimens are provided in the table that follows. Click on the accession number to view details; click on column headers to sort.

Counties included on distribution map: Campbell (KY), Jefferson (KY), Kenton (KY), Lewis (KY), Oldham (KY), DeKalb (TN), Hamilton (TN), Hawkins (TN), Lake (TN), Sullivan (TN)

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: APSC, BEREA, EKY, HTTU, KNK, TENN, UCHT, SWMT, VDB

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1937 - 2006

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
31234100675188 Jefferson Kentucky 01 May 1977 K. Donald Walker
40
EKY
Solanum dulcamara
31234100675261 Sullivan Tennessee 23 May 1979 W. Michael Dennis
EKY
Solanum dulcamara
BEREA020861 Lewis Kentucky
BEREA
Solanum dulcamara
BEREA020860 Lewis Kentucky
BEREA
Solanum dulcamara
BEREA020862 Lewis Kentucky
BEREA
Solanum dulcamara
31973000012246 Kenton Kentucky 04 Jun 2006 Whitson, Maggie (Mary)
s.n.
KNK
Solanum dulcamara
31973000012248 Campbell Kentucky 30 May 1981 Buddell, George
288
KNK
Solanum dulcamara
TENN-V-0192344 Hawkins Tennessee
TENN
Solanum dulcamara
APSC0098050 Jefferson Kentucky 20 May 1982 Max Medley
APSC
Solanum dulcamara
APSC0119450 Jefferson Kentucky
APSC
Solanum dulcamara
APSC0119448 Jefferson Kentucky
APSC
Solanum dulcamara
APSC0082881 Jefferson Kentucky 29 Jun 1987 Max Medley
APSC
Solanum dulcamara
APSC0119447 Oldham Kentucky
APSC
Solanum dulcamara
APSC0097627 Jefferson Kentucky 27 Apr 1982 Max Medley
APSC
Solanum dulcamara
BRIT149234 Tennessee
VDB
Solanum dulcamara
31234100675170 Jefferson Kentucky 08 May 2006 Patricia D. Haragan
889
EKY
Solanum dulcamara
31973000012247 Kenton Kentucky 30 Jun 1976 Applegarth, Patrick
115
KNK
Solanum dulcamara
APSC0119452 Campbell Kentucky
APSC
Solanum dulcamara
APSC0119451 Jefferson Kentucky
APSC
Solanum dulcamara
HTTU009692 DeKalb Tennessee
HTTU
Solanum dulcamara
UCHT034803 Hamilton Tennessee
UCHT
Solanum dulcamara
SWMT03378 Lake Tennessee 14 May 1937 John H. Davis
SWMT
Solanum dulcamara
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