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A Nasty Piece of Business… I happened upon these during a bicycle ride in a region I’ve rarely spent time… these blooms are from Solanum Carolinense, commonly referred to as Carolina Horsenettle… Not actually a nettle, but instead a member of the Nightshade family, which means they are quite poisonous, particularly the berries… Though larger and a different color, these flowers are very similar in structure to the Bittersweet Nightshade blooms I posted some time ago…
You can just make out spikes on the stem of the bloom… those spikes protect the flower and will break off lodging into skin and can be quite painful…
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A Nasty Piece of Business… I happened upon these during a bicycle ride in a region I’ve rarely spent time… these blooms are from Solanum Carolinense, commonly referred to as Carolina Horsenettle… Not actually a nettle, but instead a member of the Nightshade family, which means they are quite poisonous, particularly the berries… Though larger and a different color, these flowers are very similar in structure to the Bittersweet Nightshade blooms I posted some time ago…

You can just make out spikes on the stem of the bloom… those spikes protect the flower and will break off lodging into skin and can be quite painful…

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