Solanum carolinense

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Photo: 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: -*?


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

Weed Management Notes

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Other Solanum carolinense Information

  • CalPhotos - Images of plants taken mostly in California.
  • Calflora - Distribution map and records of this species in California.
  • CalWeedMapper - Distribution map of this species in California with ability to determine regional priorities.
  • EDDMapS - Distribution of this species in North America.
  • Jepson Interchange - Information on this plant's taxonomy, biology, and distribution from UC Berkeley's Jepson Herbarium.
  • USDA PLANTS Database - Information on identification and distribution, with links to websites in individual states.
  • Additional photos

    Solanum carolinense_flowers_KeirMorse
    Solanum carolinense (Carolina horsenettle) flowers. Photo: &#169 Keir Morse
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    Solanum carolinense (Carolina horsenettle) leaves and flower. Photo: &#169 Keir Morse
    Solanum carolinense_stem_KeirMorse
    Solanum carolinense (Carolina horsenettle) stem. Photo: &#169 Keir Morse
    Solanum carolinense_growth habit_KeirMorse
    Solanum carolinense (Carolina horsenettle) growth habit. Photo: &#169 Keir Morse