|Spines and woolly purple hairs on inflorescences|
Family - Solanaceae
Common name - Narrawa Burr
Flowers and fruit - Flowers are mauve to purple, in groups of 2 to 7, about 35mm across, with spines on stalks and calyx - can also have dense woolly purple hairs on inflorescences and upper stems. The dark brown globular fruit is usually between 15 and 20mm diameter. Main flowering time is January to April, but flowers can occur at any time.
Leaves and stems - Dark green shiny leaves are irregularly shaped and up to about 12cm long. The underside of leaves is white to pale yellow and densely hairy. There are spines on all parts of leaves and stems of Solanum cinereum.
Habit and habitat - An erect or bushy, prickly undershrub to about 1mt tall, and can occur singly or in colonies. Grows in a variety of habitats, commonly in Eucalypt forest or disturbed areas.
|Shiny, prickly leaves and stems of Solanum cinereum|
|Large, dark brown fruit of Solanum cinereum|
|Understory habitat of Solanum cinereum|