Solanum carolinense L.
Carolina horse-nettle, Carolina horsenettle
Solanaceae (Potato Family)USDA Symbol: SOCA3
USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (I)
Specimen & Label Data
Location: SE side of Oakwell Farms Pky, midway from Wolfeton Way to the East-West Path--Oakwell Farms, San Antonio.
Habitat: Isolated colony of four plants. Adventitious. Moist, alkaline soil.
Description: Erect, much branched perennial to 6 dm tall from coarse rhizome. Sems/petioles/mid-veins of leaves w/many acicular, yellow spines to 9 mm long. Leaves: petioles to 3 cm, ovate-elliptic,to 8 cm long, rounded to cuneate at base, w/several shallow lobes on each side, alternate. Infloresence a raciform cluster of pale-violet to white flowers 2-3 cm dia.
Collector: Harry Cliffe
Collection Date: Jun 26, 1994
Specimen number: 623
Herbarium Owner: NPSOT
Herbarium ID: 0909
Accession Date: Aug 23, 1994
Accession Number: 66 Annotations: SCXRB (In flower)