Calflora
Taxon  Report   7649 
Solanum carolinense  L.
Carolina horse nettle,  Carolina horsenettle
Solanum carolinense
© 2001 CDFA
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Solanum carolinense
© 2001 CDFA
Solanum carolinense
© 2001 CDFA
Solanum carolinense, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is not native to California; it was introduced from elsewhere and naturalized in the wild. There is a high risk of this plant becoming invasive in California according to Cal-IPC.

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Solanum carolinense
© 2008 Ron Thomas
Family: SOLANACEAE  
Genus: Solanum
Communities:
weed, characteristic of disturbed places
Habitat: disturbed
Wetlands: Arid West: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands
Mountains, Valleys and Coast: Occurs in non wetlands
Toxicity: MAJOR   [California Poison Control System]    
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS + JM93
Alternate Names:
(according to)

ICPN: Solanum carolinense var. carolinense
More information about  Solanum carolinense
Photos on PlantID.net   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation

USDA PLANTS Profile (SOCA3)

Search the International Plants Names Index

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

website references from Google


Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available: http://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Sep 23, 2018).

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