Weed Identification in South East Queensland


Bushland Convervation ManagementVINES | Climbing Nightshade

Family: Solanaceae

Scientific: Solanum seaforthianum

Common name: Climbing nightshade

Origin: Central to South America


A climbing vine which can smother small trees to 5 metres, with alternate leaves and deeply lobed margins and purple to mauve star shaped five petal flowers are borne in drooping clusters. The fruits form to a shiny red appearance producing multiple seeds

HabitatKey notesMethod of Control
Increase in population along bushland margins.
A common weed in most ecosystems and disturbed areas
The Climbing nightshade is very prolific, producing multiple juvenile plants. The fruit is poisonousAll sized stems can usually be hand pulled.
Cut and paint maybe required

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