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Photographer: Charles T. Bryson
Source: USDA Agricultural Research Service
Cover photo: J. Jeffrey Mullahey

Tropical soda apple

Solanum viarum

Origin: Brazil

Impact: Upright and thorny perennial shrub, 3 to 6 feet in height. Tropical soda apple is on the Federal Noxious Weed List. It reduces biological diversity in natural areas by displacing native plants and disrupting ecological integrity. This invader also serves as a host for viruses that infect important vegetable crops.

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