Vascular Plants of the Gila Wilderness

Presented in Association with the
Western New Mexico University Department of Natural Sciences

Solanum jamesii Torrey
(Wild Potato)

Family: Solanaceae

Status: Native


Solanum jamesii is an erect perennial herb with pinnately compound leaves. The flowers are white and the corolla is deeply lobed. There are five stamens. The stamens taper upward and open by terminal pores. The herbage has simple hairs which are not prickly as in many other Solanaceae. Solanum jamesii is found in open areas in the Ponderosa pine forest of lower to The middle elevation.
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Solanum jamesii, photo Russ Kleinman & Richard Felger, Pinos Altos Range, CD trail above the arrastra, Aug. 18, 2008

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