Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 15340 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Solanum dulcamara L.
Common name   climbing nightshade
David Rodriguez   46  
Coll. Date 28 September 2007 
United States
Locality Wasatch Range, mouth of American Fork Canyon, S side of the Utah Highway 92.
     Elev.: 5016 ft. (1529 m.)
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° 25'  51.81" N, 111° 45'  12.02" 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.
03903 Asclepias asperula      "spider milkweed" 1992 ft. SW
14932 Astragalus utahensis      "Utah milkvetch" 756 ft. N
03902 Brickellia oblongifolia  var. linifolia   "narrow-leaf brickellbush" 1992 ft. SW
03896 Chaetopappa ericoides      "rose-heath" 1992 ft. SW
15341 Chrysothamnus nauseosus      "rubber rabbitbrush" same section
03899 Cirsium undulatum  var. undulatum   "wavy-leaf thistle" 1992 ft. SW
05241 Daucus carota  subsp. carota   "Queen Anne's lace" 1992 ft. SW
05243 Gaura parviflora     1992 ft. SW
03897 Grindelia squarrosa  var. serrulata   "curlycup gumweed" 1992 ft. SW
15302 Hydrophyllum       "waterleaf" 2.3 mi. SW
03901 Lygodesmia grandiflora  var. dianthopsis   "Antelope Island skeleton plant" 1992 ft. SW
03904 Mentzelia dispersa      "bushy blazingstar" 1992 ft. SW
02844 Mentzelia rusbyi      "Rusby's blazingstar" 1992 ft. SW
15291 Oenothera cespitosa      "tufted evening primrose" same section
05242 Pastinaca sativa      "wild parsnip" 1992 ft. SW
15339 Populus angustifolia      "narrow-leaf cottonwood" same section
02267 Purshia mexicana  var. stansburyana   "Stansbury's cliffrose" same section
02257 Purshia mexicana  var. stansburyana   "Stansbury's cliffrose" same section
03906 Stanleya pinnata  var. pinnata   "desert princesplume" 1992 ft. SW
15059 Tamarix       "tamarisk" 858 ft. W
15060 Ulmus pumila      "Siberian elm" same section
14945 Zigadenus       "deathcamas" same section


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Utah Valley (Basin) Utah County, UT 1081 ft. NE 5250  Lehi 
Nielson Ditch (Canal) Utah County, UT 0.7 mi. W 5023  Lehi 
American Fork Canyon (Valley) Utah County, UT 1 mi. N   Dromedary Peak 
Pleasant Grove Ditch (Canal) Utah County, UT 0.9 mi. SW 4944  Lehi 
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Church) Utah County, UT 0.9 mi. W 4961  Lehi 
Smooth Canyon (Valley) Utah County, UT 1.2 mi. N   Timpanogos Cave 
Cedar Hills (Populated Place) Utah County, UT 1.2 mi. S 4958  Lehi 
Merideth Ditch (Canal) Utah County, UT 1.2 mi. S 4961  Lehi 
Eighty Rod Ditch (Canal) Utah County, UT 1.1 mi. SW 4908  Lehi 
Preston Canyon (Valley) Utah County, UT 1.4 mi. N   Timpanogos Cave 
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Church) Utah County, UT 1.5 mi. N 5020  Lehi 
East Bench Ditch (Canal) Utah County, UT 1.5 mi. SW 4882  Lehi 
Highland (Populated Place) Utah County, UT 1.6 mi. N 4994  Lehi 
Heisetts Hollow (Valley) Utah County, UT 1.8 mi. S   Timpanogos Cave 
Willow Canyon (Valley) Utah County, UT 1.8 mi. N   Timpanogos Cave 
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Church) Utah County, UT 1.6 mi. NW 4961  Lehi 
Salt Lake City Aqueduct (Canal) Utah County, UT 1.6 mi. W 4922  Lehi 
Alpine School (School) Utah County, UT 2 mi. N 4987  Lehi 
Alpine Fort (Locale) Utah County, UT 2 mi. NW 4967  Lehi 
Cattle Creek (Stream) Utah County, UT 1.8 mi. E   Timpanogos Cave 


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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