Solanum umbelliferum

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Species Name: Solanum umbelliferum
Common Name: Blue Witch

Blooms most of the year. Lovely grey foliage. Caution: all parts are toxic.

Plant Family: Solanaceae
Plant Type: Perennial
Height by Width: 2'h
Growth Habit:
Deciduous/Evergreen: Evergreen
Growth Rate: Fast
Sun Exposure: Sun
Soil Preference:
Water Requirements:
Cold Hardy to:
Flower Season: All year
Flower Color: blue
Endangered?: Not Listed
Distribution: Great Central Valley, Central and Southwest California. Arizona. Baja.
Natural Habitat: Shrubland, mixed-evergreen forest, woodland. Elevation: below 1600 meters.

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  • Bornstein, Carol, David Fross, and Bart O'Brien. California Native Plants for the Garden. Los Olivos, CA: Cachuma Press. 2005.