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silver nightshade (Solanum elaeagnifolium Cav.)
NOT KNOWN TO OCCUR IN OREGON PLEASE CALL 1-866-INVADER IF YOU SUSPECT YOU HAVE FOUND THIS SPECIES
 
ODA rating: A
 
USDA Symbol: SOEL
 
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Description
Perennial; flowers from midsummer to frost. Grows 1 to 3 feet tall. Leaves narrow and, along with the stems, covered with dense, hairs that give foliage a gray or silvery appearance. Flowers violet to light blue, 3/4 to 1 inch wide. Fruit a yellow or dull orange berry, which may eventually turn blackish. 
 
Impacts
This plant is found in rangeland, pastures, waste areas and cropland in the western U.S. The berries and foliage of this plant are poisonous to livestock.
 
Distribution in Oregon
Found and eradicated in Umatilla County in the 1940s. There is no known site to occur in Oregon.
 
Biological controls
Biological control agents are not used on "A" listed weeds in Oregon. If this weed is found in the state it will be managed for eradication or containment.
 
Informational links:
Oregon WeedMapper