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Plant Form: Shrub.
Size: Up to 1.5 m tall.
Stem: Silvery white when young with a covering of minute star-shaped hairs, maturing to dull green and smooth with scattered prickles.
Leaves: Dull deep green with white edges and white hairy underside. Oval shaped with zig-zagging edges, prominent white veins, and yellow prickles.
Flowers: White to pale pink, pentagonal shape with 5 lobes and yellow central columns.
Fruit and Seeds: Globular fleshy berries, pale yellow to bright yellow with age. Tomato-like with several hundred brown seeds within.
Habitat: Old gardens, roadsides, waste areas, dunes.
Distinguishing Features: Differs from lookalike Apple-of-Sodom (Solanum linnaeanum) in having typically paler flowers, shorter prickles, and larger berries.