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Home » Visitor Sightings » Carolina Horse Nettle

Carolina Horse Nettle

Scientific name:

Submitted by:

Lisa Beaty

Spotted at:

Brundage Drive in Goldens Bridge

On:

09/23/2019

Didnt see it in the pics in the current Field Guide and wondering what it is.

Light purple star flower with yellow center. This native plant is a member of the nightshade family and is poisonous to people. The fruit is eaten by some birds and animals (such as the turkey) and at least 32 insects feed on this species.