Botanical name: Solanum violaceum Family: Solanaceae (Potato family)
Synonyms: Solanum chinense, Solanum indicum
Indian Nightshade is a much branched shrub 0.3-1.5 m high, with large prickles. Stem is stout, often purple. Branches are covered with minute stellate hairs. Leaves are 5-15 by 2.5-7.5 cm ovate in outline, acute, clothed with simple hairs. Flowers are borne in racemose extra axillary cymes, purple colored, clothed with darker purple colored hairs. Fruit is a berry 8 mm diameter, spherical, dark yellow, when ripe. Seeds minutely pitted.
The flower labeled Indian Nightshade is ...