Flower and leaf. Photo: Russell Best, Murray Sunset National Park, Vic

Leaf. Photo: Russell Best, Murray Sunset National Park, Vic

Plants. Australian Plant Image Index, photo: A Lyne, Calperum, SA

Common Name

Lagoon Nightshade




Perennial or biennial forb to 30cm tall or sprawling. Reddish prickles on the branches, leaf stalks, leaves, and stalks and calyces of the flowers. Leaves 1-9cm long, 5-30mm wide, flat, hairless on the upper surface, hairy below, margins lobed. Flowers blue to purple, with a short tube and 4-5 spreading lobes, in clusters of 4-10 flowers on stalks arising from along the stems or from the tops of the stems. Berry yellow, semi-succulent. Vulnerable Vic.

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 592-593

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