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Solanum 3184

Carolina horsenettle

It is a member of nightshade family, not a true nettle.

Solanum carolinense grows from Nebraska to Texas east to the Atlantic, in extrem North Ohio, southern Ontario, and southern California[1]

SystematicsEdit

Solanum carolinense L.[2]

1.Pl. glabrous or glabrate..2
2.leaves thin, berries shiny black..S.americanum

2.leaves firm, berries dull black...S.nigrum
1.Pl prickly...............................3
3. pl with numerous bright yellow prickles, flowers yellow ....................................S.rostratum
3.Pl with pale prickles, flowers white or lavender.. S.carolinense
[3]


  1. Handbook of Poisonous and Injurious Plants
  2. http://oak.ppws.vt.edu/scott/weed_id/solca.htm
  3. A Flora of Southern Illinois

ReferencesEdit

Mohlenbrock, RH. Flowering Plants: Nightshades to Mistletoe, Volumen 4. ISBN 0-8093-1567-X