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Willow Dells - Sue Smith


Yavapai County Native & Naturalized Plants

Solanum jamesii - wild potato

Plant Form: Forb

Family: Solanaceae


   
 
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Willow Dells
Sue Smith
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Willow Dells
Sue Smith
Plant - summer
Willow Dells
Sue Smith
Forb Plant Description

Origin: Native   Life Cycle: Perennial
General Desc: An erect and spreading perennial with white star-shaped flowers, rhizomes bear tubers.
Identification notes: Perennial; stems erect to spreading, not spiny; rhizomes bear hairless tubers; leaves compound, alternate, pinnate with 5 to 9 leaflets; herbage green (part of plant); calyx not enclosing the round fruit; flowers white, star-shaped with yellow centers.
Height: 1 foot


Habitat

Habitat Description: Found in pinyon-juniper, coniferous and deciduous forests.
Plant Communities: Pinyon Juniper Woodland, Montane Conifer Forest
Elevation: 5500 - 8500 feet


Flower Characteristics

Color: White     Shape: Regular in round clusters     Tubular: N     Flowering Period: Jul - Sep
Description: Corolla is deeply lobed. Has 5 orange stamens. To 3/4 inch wide appearing in loose clusters with few to several flowers per cluster.


Leaf and Stem Characteristics

Leaf Color: Dark green     Leaf Type: Compound     Leaf Shape: Narrow     Leaf Margin: Smooth     Leaf Attachment: Alternate     Leaves Clasp: N
Hairs: Leaves     Spines: N
Leaf Description: Leaflets are linear-oblong to lanceolate. To 4-3/4 inches long and pinnately compound with 5 to 9 leaflets. Leaflets are 2-1/2 inches long. Lower surface has small hairs.


Fruit and Seed Characteristics

Fruit Color: Green   
Fruit Type: Berry-like
Fruit Notes: Spherical in shape to 1/2 inch in diameter.


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