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Wildflowers of Texas, Plant Resources Center, University of Texas at Austin



Western Horsenettle   Solanum dimidiatum    
Potato family — Solanaceae

Also known as:
Potatoweed

Slides: (click for larger view)

 

The western horsenettle is a common and somewhat weedy species of the central and north-central parts of the state. Although a pretty flower, the plant is poisonous to livestock and causes serious neurological effects and in some cases death. The flowers, which vary from bluish to lavender-purplish to very pale, are produced in the summer or fall. They look quite like the flowers of the potato, to which it is related.

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Flowering Months: May, June, July, August, September, October

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