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Indigenous Plants Indigenous Plant Use Identification & Control
of Common Weeds
|Botanical Name:||Solanum aviculare|
|Common Name:||Kangaroo Apple , pam plum|
|Sold As:||Tube ($2.00)|
|Low Growing Shrub (30 cm to 1 m), Medium Shrub (1 to 2 m), Tall Shrub (2 to 6 m), Bee Attracting, Bird Attracting, Insect Attracting, Indigenous Plant Use|
|Indigenous Plant Use:||Has berries which are poisonous while green, but edible once orange.CAUTION: Many plants are poisonous if not collected and prepared properly|
|Full Sun, Shade
Moist, Well Drained
|1-4 m x 1-4 m|
|Foliage:||Dark green lobed or entire broad elliptic leaves, 15-30 cm long, on long stalks. 3-11 deeply cut lobes 1-10 cm x 5-20 mm. Leaves often at ends of branches.|
|Flowers:||Axillary clusters of up to 10 flat star-shaped violet flowers to 40 mm across, flower lobes pointed. September to February. Egg-shaped, edible orange-red berry, green and poisonous when immature.|
|Erect spreading woody shrub with angular branches. Fast growing, short lived plant which will grow in sun but prefers some shade. Requires pruning. Birds like the fruit.|