Much like no 6 [Solanum rostratum Dunal]; stellate-hairy in the infl and also glandular-villous; lvs to 2 dm, stellate-hairy, deeply and irregularly pinnatifid, the segments coarsely toothed or shallowly lobed; cor pale violet or blue, 3 cm wide; anthers yellow, equal; 2n=24. Native of S. Amer., established as a weed in s. U.S., and often adventive in waste places along the coast in our range. S. citrullifolium A. Braun, a related sp. mainly of Mex. and Tex., has been reported, perhaps mistakenly, from our range. It has unequal anthers, one of them much the longer, outcurved, and violet.
Gleason, Henry A. & Cronquist, Arthur J. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. lxxv + 910 pp.