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Solanum carolinense - L.

Common Name Horse Nettle, Carolina horsenettle
Family Solanaceae
USDA hardiness 3-7
Known Hazards All parts of the plant are potentially poisonous[222]. Fatalities have been reported with children[222].
Habitats Dry fields and waste ground, usually in sandy soils[4, 222, 235].
Range South-eastern N. America - New England to Florida, west to Texas and South Dakota.
Edibility Rating  
Other Uses  
Weed Potential Yes
Medicinal Rating  
Care
Fully Hardy Moist Soil Semi-shade Full sun
Solanum carolinense Horse Nettle, Carolina horsenettle


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Solanum carolinense Horse Nettle, Carolina horsenettle

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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Solanum carolinense is a PERENNIAL growing to 1 m (3ft 3in).
It is hardy to zone (UK) 3. It is in flower from Jul to August. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers moist soil.

Synonyms

Habitats

 Cultivated Beds;

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal Uses



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Anodyne;  Antispasmodic;  Aphrodisiac;  Diuretic;  Poultice.

This plant should be used with caution, see the notes above on toxicity. The berries and the root are anodyne, antispasmodic, aphrodisiac and diuretic[4, 222]. They have been used in the treatment of epilepsy[207, 222]. They have been recommended in the treatment of asthma, bronchitis and other convulsive disorders[4, 207]. The berries should be harvested when fully ripe and carefully air-dried[4]. An infusion of the seeds has been gargled as a treatment for sore throats and drunk in the treatment of goitre[257]. A tea made from the wilted leaves has been gargled in the treatment of sore throats and the tea has been drunk in the treatment of worms[222, 257]. A poultice made from the leaves has been applied to poison ivy rash[222].

Other Uses

Insecticide.

The leaves have been used as an insecticide[257].

Cultivation details

Succeeds in most soils[1].

Propagation

Seed - sow early spring in a warm greenhouse. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and plant them out after the last expected frosts.

Other Names

If available other names are mentioned here

Found In

Countries where the plant has been found are listed here if the information is available

Weed Potential

Right plant wrong place. We are currently updating this section. Please note that a plant may be invasive in one area but may not in your area so it’s worth checking.

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :

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