Solanum ptycanthum (S. nigrum)
Solanaceae or Nightshade Family
Low plant, 1 to 2 feet tall. Flowers white, drooping,
five-petaled, in small clusters. Leaves egg-shaped, usually with
wavy edges, not opposite each other. Fruit a black berry.
Exotic weed of waste places. In Wildwood, occasional
along the bikeway, but easily overlooked.
(S. dulcamara) has similar flowers, except
purple. The fruit is red, and the leaves are three-lobed. Horse nettle (S. carolinense) has similar white flowers, but larger, the leaves are lobed or toothed, and the fruit yellow.