- Jun 2, 2011
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- Fort Worth, TX area
Based on a little online research, I think it's silver-leaf nightshade, Solanum elaeagnifolium. And if it is. then yes, it is probably toxic to livestock.
Well, I already looked a little like horse nettle to me so that was a start. I put "Solanum Texas" into the engine, went to pictures, and looked for similar leaves.my searches using "yellow orange fruits" didn't come out well - it never brought up that plant.
my first reaction was also a nightshade, but i never recalled seeing one with that color fruits that ended up turning black. the ones here that are most common are the ones that get green berries that turn black and the flowers are white. having learned my lesson some years ago when i see them i try to remove them entirely before they can drop fruits and spread more. the animals must like them because we find them here or there, but i don't know what animal it might be that most frequently goes for them.
That does appear to be the most likely suspect, although in the photo, I don't see thorns on the stem.Based on a little online research, I think it's silver-leaf nightshade, Solanum elaeagnifolium. And if it is. then yes, it is probably toxic to livestock.