Tomato Flower (Center, Yellow) and Flowers of Related Solanaceae Family Plants (image) Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Share Print E-Mail Caption An image of a tomato flower (center) surrounded by flowers from tobacco (white and pink) and petunia (red). All three are all members of the Solanaceae family of plants, which also includes the crops pepper and eggplant. Solanaceae species show remarkable variation in the number of flowers they produce on their reproductive shoots called inflorescences and mutants in tomato like the single flower mutants shown at bottom recreate the inflorescence architectures of single single-flowered Solanaceae species like pepper, petunia, and tobacco. Credit Copyright Zach Lippman, Ph.D. Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Usage Restrictions Image may only be used with permission from the copyright holder. Please contact if you wish to use the image in any way. Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.