BNP Grandview alley. Occasional
Location St. Rt. 35 West, just outside of Xenia, Ohio. ODOT property. Plant was in fruiting stage (yellow berries). Habitat: Growing in maintained grass and old field of along roadside. High disturbance due to routine maintenance (mowing). Native/Non native status: Non native to Northeastern region.
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.