Solanaceae -- thanks to Stig Madsen for ID help. He thought the thorns might be too thin, which is why I've put it in ID Please, but I've been thru all the NJ Solanum sp., & this is the only one even close. Growing in an abandoned railyard -- perfect match on habitat. Fruits are 1–2 cm across.
New county park.
Carolina horse nettle allardale park medina county Ohio 8-3-14
found under a tree near a large meadow
found along trail near meadow
Purple petals, grows in a bunch
Bumpy, greenish yellow fruit; striped like watermelon. Poisonous! Sharp leaves
Dck 10 small horse metal plant in the flowering stage with the purple pink flowers