Solanum elaeagnifolium, Silverleaf nightshade, Tomato weed,
Trompillo, White horsenettle, Hebrew: סולנום זיתני, Arabic: بااذنجان بري

Scientific name:  Solanum elaeagnifolium Cav.
Common name:  Silverleaf nightshade, Tomato weed, Trompillo, White horsenettle
Hebrew name:  סולנום זיתני
Arabic name:  بااذنجان بري
Plant Family:  Solanaceae, סולניים

ישראל, פרחים, צמחי בר, תמונות

Life form:  Therophyte, annual
Spinescence:  Emergences
Leaves:  Alternate, entire
Flowers:  Lilach
Flowering Period:  May, June, July, August
Habitat:  Disturbed grounds, cultivated areas
Distribution:  Mediterranean Woodlands and Shrublands, Semi-steppe shrublands, Shrub-steppes, Deserts and extreme deserts
Chorotype:  American
Summer shedding:  Ephemeral

Solanum elaeagnifolium, Silverleaf nightshade, Tomato weed, Trompillo, White horsenettle, סולנום זיתני, بااذنجان بري


Derivation of the botanical name:
Solanum, Latin for "quieting," in reference to the narcotic properties of some species.
elaeagnifolium, Elaeag'nus, Greek elais, olive; agnos, "the chaste-tree"; folium, leaves; with leaves like genus Elaeagnus.
  • The standard author abbreviation Cav. is used to indicate Antonio José Cavanilles (1745 – 1804), a Spanish taxonomic botanist.

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