Wild Florida Photo - Solanum capsicoides

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Solanum capsicoides



Florida native


A spiny plant found in moist disturbed sites throughout most of the peninsula and a few central panhandle counties of Florida and also in the southeastern coastal states from Texas to North Carolina except Georgia. This native soda apple has red fruit when mature. The invasive tropical soda apple - S. viarum - has fruit that is mottled green, turning yellow when mature.

Solanum capsicoides is a member of the Solanaceae - Potato family.

Other species of the Solanum genus in the Wild Florida Photo database:
  View  Solanum viarum - TROPICAL SODA APPLE
  View  Solanum chenopodioides - BLACK NIGHTSHADE
  View  Solanum dulcamara - CLIMBING NIGHTSHADE
  View  Solanum bahamense - BAHAMA NIGHTSHADE
  View  Solanum americanum - AMERICAN BLACK NIGHTSHADE
  View  Solanum carolinense var. carolinense - CAROLINA HORSENETTLE
  View  Solanum sisymbriifolium - STICKY NIGHTSHADE