Solanum carolinense

Solanum carolinense_C247-04
Photo courtesy UC Davis Weeds of California

Common names: Carolina horsenettle

Solanum carolinense (Carolina horsenettle) is a perennial herb/ (family Solanaceae) with white to purple flowers and lobed leaves found in the Sierra Nevada range, Central Valley, south coast ranges and northern ranges of California. It is native to the central and eastern United States and northern Mexico. It favors grasslands and dunes. It spreads via seeds and roots. Fruits and seeds are dispersed by agricultural activities, water, soil movement and animals.

Cal-IPC Rating: Watch

CDFA Rating: B*

Cal-IPC Assessment

Plant Risk Assessment - An evaluation of the potential for a plant to be invasive in California.

Weed Management Notes

No Weed RIC Management Notes are available for this species. Check for information on other species in the genus on the Weed RIC site.

Cal-IPC Newsletter Articles

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Cal-IPC Symposium Presentations

Presentations are linked where available. Where a presentation is not available, find more information by reading the abstract in the Cal-IPC Symposia Archive.

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Other Solanum carolinense Information

  • CalPhotos - Images of plants taken mostly in California.
  • Calflora - See the distribution of this species on Calflora's map of California.
  • CalWeedMapper - Distribution information with ability to determine regional priorities.
  • Jepson Online Interchange for California Flora - Information on taxonomy, biology, and distribution from UC Berkeley's Jepson Herbarium.
  • CDFA - California official noxious weeds.
  • USDA PLANTS Database - Federal database with information on identification and distribution, and links to websites in individual states.
  • EDDMapS - North American distribution based on Early Detection and Distribution Mapping System.