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Washington State Weeds

Silverleaf Nightshade

Solanum elaeagnifolium

Family Name:


Class: A
Other Names:

purple nightshade, white horsenettle, tomato weed 

 Why is it a noxious weed?

Silverleaf nightshade lowers crop yield through competition. The species is also toxic to livestock. It contains toxic alkaloids that combine with sugars to produce glycoalkaloids which irritate the gastrointestinal tract.

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Visit Washington State Noxious Weed Control Board Here