|Scientific Name||Solanum triflorum||USDA PLANTS Symbol||SOTR|
|Common Name||Cutleaf Nightshade||ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.||30461|
Life zones and habitat: Plains to montane (3500 to 9500 ft.); usually in sandy/rocky soils; disturbed areas, roadsides, streamsides, meadows.
Plant: Prostrate to decumbent annual branched from the base; branches 4 to 16 inches long with sparse short hairs.
Leaves: Ovate to elliptic in outline, pinnatifid or deeply lobed, 0.8 to 2 inches long and 0.4 to 1.2 inches wide, individual lobes or teeth up to 0.3 inches long, acute; on petioles about 1/2-inch long; surfaces sparsely short-hairy and covered with small scale-like particles.
Inflorescence: One to 6 but usually 3 small white flowers in a group on a curved peduncle 0.2 to 0.6 inches long; white or slightly green-tinged 5-lobed corolla about 1/3-inch across, yellow, erect anthers about 1/8-inch long.
Fruit: Small round green berries 1/4 to 3/8-inch diameter; calyx lobes clasping the berry base.
Bloom Period: June to September.
References: "Flora of Colorado" by Jennifer Ackerfield, UW Burke Herbarium and SEINet.
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