Vermont Pioneer Cemetery, Dane Co., WI
Horse nettle (Solanum carolinense) photo = Horse-nettle_MAC_©DaveSpier_D036045iN
Toxic to livestock.
It almost resembles a Tomato plant.
Leaves are 2.5 to 4.5 inches long, Is a common weed located through out the US.
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.