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Easter eggplant
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Solanum
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S. ovigerum
Binomial name
Solanum ovigerum
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Easter eggplant is a plant of the nightshade family, related to aubergine (=S.melongena). The stem and leafstalks are green, or very faintly tinged with purple, and bear a few white spines. Leaves are wavy at the edges. Flowers are lilac, it is recognized by its oblong fruit, also grown as an ornamental plant, for covering walls or trellises.

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