Lycianthes rantonnetii (syn. Solanum rantonnetii)
blue potato bush

Solanaceae (nightshade family)
Paraguay, Argentina

Variety ‘Grandiflorum’ of this long-blooming evergreen shrub grows in the Old Union Court (Old Union tree map). Staked in tree form, the several specimens have violet blue, ½- to 1½-inch flowers.

About this Entry: John Rawlings authored the main text of this entry ca. 2005.