Solanum nigrum subsp. nigrum

Black nightshade

source: Roel Hoekstra, CGN 2010
source: Roel Hoekstra, CGN 2010


GrinTax Solanum nigrum L.
The Plant list -
English name Black nightshade

Crop relationship
Eggplant same genus
Tomato same genus
Potato same genus

FLORON data (2014)
Indigeneity naturalized before 1500
Trend since 1950 stable or increasing
Presence common
Status least concern
Legal protection unlisted

© NDFF, 2015
© NDFF, 2015

Legend distribution maps

upper map:

  • red: locations of presence from year 2000 onwards
  • blue: previous localities where the species has not been observed anymore after 1999.
  • source:

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lower map:

Europe temperate zones
Asia temperate zones and tropical regions
Africa idem
North-America temperate zones
South-America temperate zones and tropical regions
Australia temperate zones
source:, 2015
source:, 2015

Expected distribution due to climate change

Expected distribution area in 2070 in the European region and in the Netherlands compared with current suitable areas under an optimistic and a pessimistic climate change scenario (see: About CWRnl / Methodology). Click on a map to enlarge.


Optimistisch scenario

Distribution data GBIF, July 2017
Distribution data GBIF, July 2017

Pessimistic scenario


Additional information