An unknown from Josh, SC

Sorry couldn’t get better pictures. This plant is growing in Darlington county right on the edge of a creek. It is in dark moist soil. This summer there were blackberry bushes growing there and I bush hogged them and sprayed the area for a deer stand. These plants grew up since then and the deer are eating the heck out of them.


Hi Josh,

I’m afraid I cannot see much in this picture that helps me.  If you have a chance to get one in better focus, send it.  I can only guess at this time that your plant is Solanum nigrum or a similar species like Solanum ptychanthum  in the same family as the tomato.  Look at some internet pictures and let me know what you think.  See also:


Steven R. Hill, Ph.D., Botanist, SCNPS

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