02 Jul 2015.
Buckingham Springs, Bucks Co, PA.
Found along a path in a woods.
Record from Cleveland Metroparks Backyard Biodiversity Bash 2015
Naturalists & natural resource professionals at Cleveland Metroparks were assisted by local experts (Lake Erie Allegheny Partnership for Biodiversity, Cleveland Museum of Natural History, many volunteers) in the annual bioblitz of a constructed wetland behind the Watershed Stewardship Center, and meadow above a former landfill.
Solanum carolinense, Carolina horsenettle is not a true nettle, but a member of the Solanaceae, or nightshade family. It is a perennial herbaceous plant, native to the southeastern United States that has spread widely throughout North America. This plant has hard spines along the stems that can penetrate the skin and break off, causing much pain.