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Location: Searcy County, Arkansas
Month of Photograph: June - September
Distribution Map: Solanum carolinenses - Distribution Map Spacer
USDA, NRCS. 2012. The PLANTS Database (, 16 January 2012). National Plant Data Team, Greensboro, NC 27401-4901 USA. Spacer Guests can be assured that there is established evidence that this plant has been found in all of the green filled counties of Arkansas. However, the white filled counties should not be interpreted as counties in which this plant does not grow. They should instead be interpreted as counties which lack officially sanction evidence of the plants presence there.

Family: Solanaceae

Flower -- Lateral View

Solanum carolinenses - Flower Lateral View "
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Parthenium integrifolium - Whole Plant Whole Plant

Flowers of Solanum carolinenses or horse nettle are most commonly white in color. However, light violet flowers are often seen. My personal observations - without support from online descriptions of the plant - suggest that flower colors shifts toward violet as the flower ages.

The violet flowers shown here are from photographs made on the the Tall Grass Prairie of Osage County Oklahoma. The white flowers were found in Searcy County Arkansas. Since I commonly see blooms of both colors in Arkansas, I do not attribute this variance in shade to their different locations.

Flowers of
Parthenium integrifolium - Flower Dorsal View Flower, dorsal view
Solanum carolinenses - Leaf AdaxialLeaf, adaxial
Solanum carolinenses - Leaf AdaxialLeaf, adaxial
Solanum carolinenses - Leaf Adaxial Leaf, adaxial
Solanum carolinenses - Leaf, abaxialLeaf, abaxial
Solanum carolinenses - Leaf Tip Leaf, tip
Solanum carolinenses - Flower Dorsal ViewFlower, dorsal view
Solanum carolinenses - Flower Lateral View Flower, lateral view
Solanum carolinenses - StemStem
Flower, frontal view close
Solanum carolinenses - Flower Lateral View

Leaf with stellata (star shaped) hairs and insects
Solanum carolinenses - Leaf Stellata hairs