Carolina Horsenettle – Nature Walk around Meadowbrook Log Cabin

This is Carolina Horsenettle. It is growing near the little wetland.

Carolina Horsenettle – Nature Walk around Meadowbrook Log Cabin
Carolina Horsenettle leaves

If you crush the leaves, they smell like raw potato.

Carolina Horsenettle – Nature Walk around Meadowbrook Log Cabin
Carolina Horsenettle flowers
Carolina Horsenettle – Nature Walk around Meadowbrook Log Cabin
Carolina Horsenettle fruit looks little yellow tomatoes, but they are poisonous Photo by Quadell

The flowers grow up to look like little yellow tomatoes.  It is a nightshade. It is poisonous.  Not to touch, but don’t eat it.

Carolina Horsenettle – Nature Walk around Meadowbrook Log Cabin
Carolina Horsenettle thorns

They have really bad thorns that will break off in you. So, don’t touch or eat Carolina Horsenettle.