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Connecticut Plants
Horse-nettle
Solanum carolinense L.

Horse-nettle is not related to true nettles, but rather to nightshade, tomatoes, and potatoes. Its leaves and stems are prickly. It has yellow or orange berries.

  • Family: nightshade (Solanaceae)
  • Habitat: fields, waste places
  • Height: 1-4 feet
  • Flower size: 1 inch wide
  • Flower color: pale purple or white
  • Flowering time: May to October
  • Origin: native
Solanum carolinense L.
Solanum carolinense L.