Chamaesaracha species

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Scientific Name Chamaesaracha sordida USDA PLANTS Symbol
CHSO
Common Name False Nightshade ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.
30511
Family Solanaceae (Nightshade) SEINet Reference
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Description Sprawling, somewhat erect perennial, extensively branched with hairy stems about 2-5 inches long; dark green, lanceolate hairy leaves 1 to 1-1/2 inches long with variously lobed edges; small pale greenish-yellow flowers 3/8 to 5/8 inch across with five lobes and five tufts of white cottony hairs near the base of the stamens. Texas Status
Native
Scientific Name Chamaesaracha villosa USDA PLANTS Symbol
CHVI9
Common Name Woolly False Nightshade, Trans-Pecos Five-eyes ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.
30512
Family Solanaceae (Nightshade) SEINet Reference
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Description Sticky, extensively branched perennial with hairy stems forming mounds from 4 to 12 inches high; dark green, very wavy and hairy leaves with scalloped edges 1 to 2 inches long often trapping grains of sand or dirt; pale greenish-yellow flowers 3/4-inch across with five pointed petals and five tufts of white cottony hairs near the base of the stamens. Descr. excerpt from “Little Big Bend" by Roy Morey. Texas Status
Native

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