Solanum carolinense L

Horse nettle

Names and Myths

Solanum quieting or healing, same root-word as solace.

carolinense  of Carolina

Natural history / Folklore

The fruit is a diuretic, the root has sedative properties, and has been used for asthma and bronchitis.35


June – September Climbing vine purple flowers with bright red berries. Moist roadsides, wood borders, stream sides

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