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Flora of Cornwall (1999)

The descriptive text, below the map, is from the Flora of Cornwall (1999), which was a Tetrad Atlas (the maps had 2km square dots or Tetrads). The map on this web page depicts the plant's distribution at the 1km square scale and shows the records made pre-2000 which were used in the 1999 Flora and those made since.

Solanum nigrum - Black Nightshade

A weed of arable fields and gardens, Black Nightshade is particularly frequent in West Cornwall and has even been found growing through pavements in Penzance (SW42U, 1995, C.N.French). It has also been seen in potato fields, on waste ground, along roadsides, and in maize fields it can grow in profusion as a weed.

Click here to see Aphotoflora images by David Fenwick


French, C.N., Murphy, R.J. & Atkinson, M. 1999. Flora of Cornwall. Wheal Seton Press, Camborne.