Brazilian nightshade (Solanum seaforthianum)



Brazilian nightshade is a weed of forests, bushland and riparian areas and roadsides. 


Brazilian nightshade is a sprawling shrub or creeper. Its leaves are deeply lobed, almost leaflets. Its flowers are mauve-blue and berries mature to bright red.


Richardson F.J.,Richardson R.G. and Shepherd R.C.H (2006).Weeds of the south-east an identification guide for Australia. R.G. and F.J. Richardson, Melbourne.

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Herbicide options

Contact your local council weeds officer for control advice for Brazilian nightshade (Solanum seaforthianum).

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Legal requirements

The content provided here is for information purposes only and is taken from the Noxious Weeds Act 1993.

Area Class Legal requirements
Lord Howe Island 2 Regionally Prohibited Weed
The plant must be eradicated from the land and that land must be kept free of the plant

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For technical advice and assistance with identification please contact your local council weeds officer.
For further information call the NSW Invasive Plants and Animals Enquiry Line on 1800 680 244 or send an email to

Reviewed 2014