Solanum carolinense Health effects and herbal facts
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Solanum carolinense, Carolina horsenettle is not a true nettle, but a member of the Solanaceae, or nightshade family. It is a perennial herbaceous plant, native to the southeastern United States that has spread widely throughout North America. The stem and undersides of larger leaf veins are covered with spines.
"Horsenettle" is also written "horse nettle" or "horse-nettle", though USDA publications usually use the one-word form. Though there are other horsenettle nightshades, S. carolinense is the species most commonly called "the horsenettle". Other common names include radical weed, sand brier or briar, bull nettle, tread-softly, apple of Sodom, devil's tomato and wild tomato.
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- NORTHERN AMERICA
- Eastern Canada: Canada - Ontario
- Northeastern U.S.A.: United States - Connecticut, Indiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, West Virginia
- North-Central U.S.A.: United States - Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Nebraska, Oklahoma, South Dakota , Wisconsin
- Southeastern U.S.A.: United States - Alabama, Arkansas, Florida , Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia
- South-Central U.S.A.: United States - New Mexico , Texas
- Northern Mexico: Mexico - Sonora