Solanum carolinense (weed)

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Author(s): Ted Bodner, Southern Weed Science Society
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Solanum carolinense (weed) L. - (Carolina horsenettle)

This weed is native to eastern parts of North America, but has invaded other regions, especially warmer areas in Asia, Europe and Australia. It is poisonous, including the tomato-like berries. Affected crops include maize and soybeans. The perennial plant grows to a height of around 1 m and has a deep taproot. It propagates by sprouting from the root system and through seeds.