black nightshadeblack nightshade
a poisonous plant (Solanum nigrum) of the nightshade family, with white, star-shaped flowers and dark berries, widespread as a weed in North America
Any of several annual plants of the genus Solanum, especially the Eurasian species S. nigrum, widespread as a weed, which has clusters of white, star-shaped flowers and blackish berries that are poisonous when unripe.
(plural black nightshades)
- A Eurasian species of nightshade with black berries, Solanum nigrum..
- Other similar members of a group of closely-related species referred to as the Solanum nigrum complex:
- Solanum americanum
- Solanum douglasii
- Solanum ptychanthum