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Solanum elaeagnifolium 'Silver-leaf Nightshade'
[Ex. Kato Gouves, Crete]
Solanaceae: a perennial to 1m, with stems that are covered with nettle-like prickles, ranging from very few on some plants to very dense on others. Found dry Prairies, Plains, Meadows, and wasteland. The flowers are purple, star shaped with prominent yellow stamens, blooming from April-August. The flowers are followed by glossy yellow, orange, or red berries that last all winter and may turn brown as they dry. The leaves and stems are covered with downy hairs, giving a silvery or greyish appearance. Native to Kansas south to Louisiana, and west through the Mexican-border states of the United States into Mexico, as well as Uruguay, Argentina, and Chile. It is considered a noxious weed in countries such as Australia, Egypt, Greece, India, Israel, Italy, South Africa, and Zimbabwe.
Used for rattlesnake bite, the root chewed by medicine man, who then sucks on the wound to remove venom, then more root is chewed and applied to swollen area. (Steiner) Southwestern Native Americans used the crushed berries to curdle milk in making cheese, and the berries have also been used in various preparations for treating sore throat and toothache.
Considered weedy by some due to its common appearance in the landscape and ability to reseed, Silver-leaf Nightshade is non-the-less an attractive plant. Once established, it needs no supplemental watering to survive, although extra water may increase blooming. Yellow fruit are 3/4 wide with green stripes and look good in flower arrangements but are toxic if eaten. Seeds will need a cold treatment or a soak in GA3 before they will successfully germinate, germination is about 4 weeks. Seeds can either be mixed with a little damp sand in a sealed bag and placed in the fridge for 4-6 weeks. EASY!
APPROX. 50+ SEEDS
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We offer many seeds which are easy, and sprout quickly and evenly. But with some you must be prepared to experiment, be patient, and use your initiative and intuition. Remember that with some rare species, you are venturing into unknown territory. Most corporate seed companies will not carry difficult seeds, only selling, easy, mass-produced varieties. We like to offer a more challenging alternative.
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