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.