Common names: New Zealand nightshade
Solanum aviculare (New Zealand nightshade) is a subshrub/shrub (family Solanaceae) with purple flowers and narrow leaves found in the coastal ranges and desert ranges of California. It is native to Australasia. It favors forests and grasslands. It propagates by seeds which are dispersed via birds.Rating: Watch
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