Solanum torvum

Turkey berry

Nonnative to FloridaFederal Noxious Weed ListFISC Category 2 Invasive

Species Overview

Origin: Tropical America
Introduction to Florida: pre-1899

Solanum torvum is occasionally found growing in disturbed sites from Columbia County to the central and southern peninsula of Florida (Wunderlin, 2003). It is native to the West Indies and blooms all year.

View more information and pictures about turkey berry, as contained in the Langeland/Burks book, Identification & Biology of Non-Native Plants in Florida’s Natural Areas.

Refer to the UF/IFAS Invasive Species Management Plans for Florida to learn more about Solanum spp. management.

View the herbarium specimen image from the University of Florida Herbarium Digital Imaging Projects.

Species Characteristics