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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.
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Weed Potential Yes
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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 July 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.

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Habitats

 Cultivated Beds;

Edible Uses

None known

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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].

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Other Uses

Insecticide

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

Special Uses

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Cultivation details

Succeeds in most soils[1].

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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

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Found In

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Weed Potential

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Conservation Status

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Growth: S = slow M = medium F = fast. Soil: L = light (sandy) M = medium H = heavy (clay). pH: A = acid N = neutral B = basic (alkaline). Shade: F = full shade S = semi-shade N = no shade. Moisture: D = dry M = Moist We = wet Wa = water.

 

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