Buffalobur

 

Description

Buffalobur

Nightshade Family : Solanaceae

Latin Name : Solanum rostratum
Longevity : Annual
Season : Warm
Origin : Native
Value :
Wildlife – good
Livestock – poor(Toxic)

Remarks :

Other common names include, “Buffalobur nightshade” and “Prickly nightshade”. The name “Buffalobur” comes from this plant being abundant around buffalo wallows. This undesirable weed is a member of the nightshade family and will grow almost anywhere. This plant is quite drought resistant and extremely aggressive. Flowers May to September. When mature, the main stem breaks near the ground and the plant rolls around like a tumbleweed, widely scattering approximately 8,500 seeds that each plant produces in a prickly-bur seed capsule. The seed from this plant is utilized by quail as a food source. This plant can poison horses, sheep and cattle. The toxic agent is glycoalkaloid solanine.

Source: USDA-NRCS

Additional information

Weight1 lbs
Category: