Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1408

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common

Look for it in fields, gardens, disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun ...Dry

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate
Leaves have petioles.

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
White to purple
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
5-merous
5-lobed calyx
5-parted rotate corolla
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Yellow
Berry

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Lamiids: Solanales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Solanum carolinense var. carolinense   FAMILY Solanaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Solanum carolinense var. carolinense   FAMILY Solanaceae

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 165-05-005:
Solanum carolinense   FAMILY Solanaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Horse Nettle, Bull Nettle, Ball Nettle