Solanum villosum, Solanum luteum, Woolly nightshade,
Hebrew: סולנום שעיר, Arabic: عنب الثعلب الصوفي

Scientific name:  Solanum villosum Mill.
Synonym name:  Solanum luteum Mill.
Common name:  Woolly nightshade
Hebrew name:  סולנום שעיר
Arabic name:  عنب الثعلب الصوفي
Family:  Solanaceae, סולניים

Solanum villosum, Solanum luteum, Woolly nightshade,عنب الثعلب الصوفي ,סולנום שעיר
Location: Carmel, Ramat Hanadiv

Life form:   Hemicryptophyte
Leaves:  Alternate, entire, dentate or serrate
Flowers:  White
Flowering Period:  April, May, June, July, August
Habitat:   Nutrient-rich soils, ruderal
Distribution:  Mediterranean Woodlands and Shrublands, Semi-steppe shrublands, Shrub-steppes, Deserts and extreme deserts
Chorotype:   Euro-Siberian - Med - Irano-Turanian
Summer shedding:  Ephemeral

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Location: Carmel, Ramat Hanadiv


Derivation of the botanical name:
Solanum, Latin for "quieting," in reference to the narcotic properties of some species.
villosum, shaggy, hairy.
  • The standard author abbreviation Mill. is used to indicate Philip Miller (1691 – 1771), a botanist of Scottish descent.

Solanum villosum,Solanum luteum, Woolly nightshade,Yellow Nightshade, סולנום שעיר
Location: Carmel, Ramat Hanadiv