Vines & Scramblers

Brazilian Nightshade

Solanum seaforthianum

Also known as Blue Potato Vine, this plant has become naturalised in rainforests and is widely distributed from N.E. Qld to N.E. NSW.
  • Family Solanaceae
  • Origin South America
  • Habit Perennial shrub or twining climber to 6m.
  • Leaves Green deeply 3-9 lobed, hairless except edges and veins on under surface.
  • Flowers Mauve-blue, 2-3cm across in groups of up to 50 in Spring-Autumn.
  • Fruit Green berry up to 1cm across, ripening to bright red.
  • Roots Shallow and fibrous.
  • Dispersal Seed is spread by water, animals, humans, contaminated soil (earthmoving equipment, car tyres etc) and garden refuse dumping.
  • Control Hand Dig, Scrape and Paint, Skirting, Foliar spray.

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