Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 15258 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Solanum dulcamara L.
Common name   climbing nightshade
Barry Nielsen   31  
Coll. Date 16 September 2008 
United States
Utah County
Locality Wasatch Range, Provo Canyon, Bridal Veil Falls vicinity, along small stream near the Provo River;
     Elev.: 5190 ft. (1582 m.)
Habitat Notes riparian community. 
Climate NCDC temperatures, daily high (red), daily average (green) and daily low (blue), from 1970 to 2000 at this location.   NCDC average monthly precipitation from 1970 to 2000 at this location.
Latitude Longitude 40° 17'  45.36" N, 111° 32'  49.44" W
Datum WGS84 
Uncertainty Polygon diameter (with coordinate as origin): GPS
Georef. Notes This coordinate was obtained by a GPS unit and an error estimate was not recorded by the user. However due to the accuracy of most units, a polygon diameter between 25 and 250 meters could reasonably be assumed.


Synonyms recognized by ITIS (bold taxon is currently accepted):

     Solanum dulcamara L.

Common Name(s): bitter nightshade, bittersweet nightshade, blue nightshade, climbing nightshade, European bittersweet, fellenwort, woody nightshade.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=30414, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Magnoliophyta
                    Class: Magnoliopsida
                        Subclass: Asteridae
                            Order: Solanales
                                Family: Solanaceae
                                    Genus: Solanum
                                        Species: Solanum dulcamara


Images of other samples of the same species:
specimen image: 00356s1.jpg 
specimen image: 02239s1.jpg 
specimen image: 02275s1.jpg 
specimen image: 02534s1.jpg 
specimen image: 02609s2.jpg 
specimen image: 08142s1.jpg 

Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
14949 Acer grandidentatum      "bigtooth maple" 1.4 mi. N
00065 Aquilegia caerulea  var. ochroleuca   "Colorado columbine" 1.2 mi. S
01552 Astragalus utahensis      "Utah milkvetch" 2 mi. S
14947 Claytonia lanceolata      "spear-leaf springbeauty" 1.4 mi. N
13624 Erigeron divergens      "spreading fleabane" 1.4 mi. N
18141 Erigeron eatonii      "Eaton's fleabane" 2 mi. S
18139 Eriogonum brevicaule      "short-stemmed wild buckwheat" 1.4 mi. S
14953 Fritillaria pudica      "yellowbells" 1.4 mi. N
16850 Gayophytum ramosissimum      "pinyon groundsmoke" 1.9 mi. SE
14952 Hydrophyllum capitatum      "purple cat's breeches" 1.4 mi. N
14951 Lithophragma parviflorum      "small-flowered woodland-star" 1.4 mi. N
01551 Lithospermum incisum      "narrow-leaf stoneseed" 2 mi. S
16849 Madia glomerata      "mountain tarweed" 1.9 mi. SE
01550 Oenothera cespitosa      "tufted evening primrose" 2 mi. S
16851 Polygonum bistortoides      "American bistort" 1.7 mi. S
01880 Sedum debile      "orpine stonecrop" 1.2 mi. S
18140 Synthyris pinnatifida      "featherleaf kittentails" 2 mi. S
14950 Viola       "violet" 1.4 mi. N


Nearby locations from the USGS Geographic Name Information System (GNIS) database:

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Big Spring (Spring) Utah County, UT 1.3 mi. N 6595  Bridal Veil Falls 
Lightning Peak (Summit) Utah County, UT 1.6 mi. SE 10020  Bridal Veil Falls 
Third Hole (Basin) Utah County, UT 2.1 mi. SE 9229  Bridal Veil Falls 
Fourth Hole (Basin) Utah County, UT 2.3 mi. S 9436  Bridal Veil Falls 
Freedom Peak (Summit) Utah County, UT 2.4 mi. S   Bridal Veil Falls 
Shingle Mill Canyon (Valley) Utah County, UT 2.2 mi. NE   Bridal Veil Falls 
Second Hole (Basin) Utah County, UT 2.2 mi. SE 8852  Bridal Veil Falls 
Windy Pass (Gap) Utah County, UT 2.1 mi. SE 8921  Bridal Veil Falls 
First Hole (Basin) Utah County, UT 2.2 mi. SE 8718  Bridal Veil Falls 
Trefoil Ranch (Locale) Utah County, UT 2.3 mi. NE 6086  Bridal Veil Falls 
Cascade Mountain (Summit) Utah County, UT 2.3 mi. W 10817  Bridal Veil Falls 
Dry Fork (Stream) Utah County, UT 2.6 mi. SW   Bridal Veil Falls 
Burnt Hollow (Valley) Utah County, UT 2.6 mi. SW   Bridal Veil Falls 
Water Hollow (Valley) Utah County, UT 2.7 mi. NE   Bridal Veil Falls 
Big Spring Hollow (Valley) Utah County, UT 3 mi. N   Bridal Veil Falls 
Middle Fork South Fork Provo River (Stream) Utah County, UT 2.9 mi. NE   Wallsburg Ridge 
Left Fork South Fork Provo River (Stream) Utah County, UT 2.9 mi. NE   Wallsburg Ridge 
Bald Knoll (Summit) Utah County, UT 3 mi. SE 9147  Bridal Veil Falls 
Rock Canyon Picnic Area (Locale) Utah County, UT 2.8 mi. SW 6907  Bridal Veil Falls 
Second Right Fork Rock Canyon (Valley) Utah County, UT 3 mi. SW   Springville 


Taxon Links for species Solanum dulcamara  L.

CalPhotos, Berkeley Digital Library Project

CNPS Manual of California Vegetation Database

USDA Plants database
University of Washington Herbarium: Plants of Washington (images)

Texas A&M University: Image Library (images)

Lady Bird Johnson's Wildflower Center

Google Images

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