horsenettle, Carolina

COMMON NAME: Horsenettle, Carolina
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Solanum carolinense
FAMILY: Solanaceae
LIFECYCLE: Perennial
FEATURES: Perennial solanaceous species. White to purple flowers. Produces yellow tomato-like fruit. Leaves
more long than wide. Spines along primary veins of leaves and stem. Plant rigid.
DESCRIPTION: Rhizomatous perennial regrowing from old root stock. Common in pastures and old abandoned fields.
In the same family as tomato, so possess similar characteristics such as a clammy appearance, single
alternate leaves, and five petal flowers.

Broad View Large plant with white flowers

Broad View
Large plant with white flowers

Broad View Leaves with prominent spines

Broad View
Leaves with prominent spines

Broad View Large developed plant with white flowers

Broad View
Large developed plant with white flowers