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|Hairy Nightshade Seedling
||Hairy Nightshade Flower
Hairy nightshade is an
annual with plant growth beginning in early summer. It is found in waste areas and
in cultivated fields. This species contains toxic alkaloids, especially in the berries.
The mature plants are 12 to 24 inches tall. The foliage is spreading, hairy,
and may feel sticky when handled. Flowers have 5 white petals with yellow centers that
develop into green fruit containing very small seeds. Each berry is enclcosed by an
enlarging green calyx. As the fruit matures, the calyx cups the lower half of the greenish
or yellowish fruit.
|Hairy Nightshade Mature
This section contains information on identification of
the different life stages of Hairy Nightshade. Select Biology and Management from
the Contents Menu for more information on the biology and management, or select Registered
Herbicides for the herbicides that are registered to control this weed in mint.