at the edge of a cornfield
A recent invader into our fields. Not a nettle at all, but a thorny, poisonous nightshade.
Horse nettle blooming
These are in the Nightshade family. They look much like yellow cherry tomatoes, and the seeds resemble tomato seeds. The twigs have slim, sharp thorns, but I couldn't see any leaves. The yellow fruits are up to 3/4 inch across. They were growing in a large patch in an overgrown field on game lands.
A nasty weed growing in my garden. What is it?!
hardy thing. Growing up from the gravel around a dumpster.
Native to Indiana
light purple flower closed in evening, spikes on bottom of leaf and stem, plants about 8" tall growing on roadside, very prickly,
Common in open prairies and along roadsides.
Fruit of the Horse Nettle
I didn't realize this could be found so far north!