Solanaceae (Nightshade family)

Broadleaf plant family

Some of the state’s most prevalent weed problems are caused by this family's members, such as various species of nightshade. Other members are commonly cultivated, such as tomato, pepper, potato and eggplant.

Buffalobur Buffalobur
Solanum rostratum

Groundcherry, clammy Groundcherry, clammy
Physalis heterophylla

Groundcherry, smooth Groundcherry, smooth
Physalis subglabrata

Horsenettle Horsenettle
Solanum carolinense

Jimsonweed Jimsonweed
Datura stramonium

Nightshade, bittersweet Nightshade, bittersweet
Solanum dulcamara

Nightshade, eastern black Nightshade, eastern black
Solanum ptycanthum

For an idea of relative seed size, each photo contains a millimeter ruler. The distance between increments is 1 mm.

Publication No. IPM1023-45