Common Name

Menindee Nightshade




Perennial forb to 30cm tall. Spiny stems. Leaves alternating up the stems, 1.5-3cm long, 10-20mm wide, flat, hairy, with wavy edges and up to 5 weakly developed lobes. Flowers purple, bell-shaped, with five lobes, on short stalks in clusters of a few to 12 flowers at the tops of the stems. Fruit white with green stripes. Vulnerable Australia. Vulnerable NSW. Protected NSW.

Description and photo in G.M. Cunningham, WE Mulham, PL Milthorpe and J H Leigh (1981 and later printings) Plants of Western New South Wales pages 590-591

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Online fact sheet with photo, published by the South Australian Herbarium:

NSW Department of Environment & Heritage profile with photos: