Solanaceae

(so-lah-NAY-see-ee)
– a family in the Solanales order –

Here in the St. Louis Area, we have 10 not-too-obscure plants that are in the Tomato Family:

  • Datura stramonium  (Jimsonweed) [intro]
  • Physalis heterophylla  (Clammy Groundcherry) [CC3]
  • Physalis longifolia  (Longleaf Groundcherry) [CC2]
  • Physalis missouriensis  (Missouri Groundcherry) [CC5]
  • Physalis pubescens  (Husk Tomato) [CC4]
  • Physalis virginiana  (Virginia Groundcherry) [CC3]
  • Solanum carolinense  (Carolina Horsenettle) [CC0]
  • Solanum ptychanthum  (Black Nightshade) [CC1]
  • Solanum rostratum  (Buffalo Bur) [intro]
  • Solanum sarrachoides  (Hairy Nightshade) [intro]

[CC] = Coefficient of Conservatism