Solanum elaeagnifolium, known as Texas tomato, was introduced in Greece around 1940, perhaps through the American Farm School in Thessaloniki. Probably native in the S United States and Mexico, it has become a noxious weed in many parts of the world. It Greece it is particularly abundant around Thessaloniki, being gregarious along roads and even invading fields, where it is difficult to eradicate due to its deep-seated rhizome. It is variable in leaf shape, flower colour and presence or absence of spines.
GR(IoI NPi SPi Pe StE EC NC NE NAe WAe Kik KK EAe)
Greece (East Aegean islands present; East Central Greece present; Ionian Islands present; Kiklades present; Kriti and Karpathos present; North Aegean islands present; North Central Greece present; North Pindos present; North-East Greece present; Peloponnisos present; South Pindos present; Sterea Ellas present; West Aegean islands present)
Alien / Established
Agricultural and Ruderal habitats
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