Solanum elaeagnifolium - Weed in vineyard ID

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Solanum elaeagnifolium - Weed in vineyard ID
« on: October 22, 2019, 11:14:43 AM »
Howdy folks,

I have been wondering the name of the silvery leaved, purple flowered plant with yellow tomato like fruits since I noticed them along the roadsides in Greece. The question was raised about this plant at the Vineyard during the AGM also so I did some research.

I'm fairly sure I have correctly identified them as SIlverleaf Nightshade (Solanum elaeagnifolium).

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Re: Solanum elaeagnifolium - Weed in vineyard ID
« Reply #1 on: November 11, 2019, 05:27:32 PM »
Well plenty of people have read your post but no one has answered your question.
I think you have found the correct name to the plant

A few years ago,  when I first saw it, my son told me it was an escapee in Greece and had arrived in in a bag of grain from the USA.
For some unknown reason it is known as  Γερμανός/ German in Greece
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No garden but two balconies, one facing south and the other north.
Most of my plants are succulents which need little care