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Horse Nettle
Solanum carolinense

To me, the flowers on this plant resemble potato plant flowers, and the fruit small tomatoes. That makes sense, since it’s a plant in the nightshade family.

This thing is prickly, and is considered a noxious weed. The berries can be fatal if ingested by humans, cattle, sheep and possibly deer. Best to keep this weed out of your roads and fields if you can! I do what I can to remove it and prevent it from propagating.

Alternate Names: Tread Softly
Flowers: May-Sept
Fruits: July-Oct
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