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Horse-nettle
Solanum carolinense

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

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Last updated November 13, 2005. © 2005 Connecticut Botanical Society. All rights reserved.