Flora of the Southeastern United States
2022 Edition


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Solanum carolinense Linnaeus var. carolinense . Carolina Horse-nettle, Ball-nettle. Phen: May-Oct. Hab: Fields, gardens, disturbed areas. Dist: ME and MN, south to s. FL and TX; naturalized well beyond this area, and the original native distribution unclear.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Syn: = Fl6, K1, K3, K4, Mo3, NE, NY, Va, WH3, Wahlert, Chiarini, & Bohs (2015); = Solanum carolinense – S; < Solanum carolinense – Ar, C, F, G, GrPl, Il, Mi, NcTx, Pa, RAB, Tx, W, WV

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image of plant© Bruce A. Sorrie
image of plant© Joey Shaw source
image of plant© Joey Shaw source