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This specimen was past flowering and starting to fruit. All parts of the plant are poisonous, including the tomato-like fruits. Horse nettle is a member of the nightshade family. The stems are covered in tiny thorns. When flowering, the plant features a five-petaled white star-shaped flower, with yellow stamen.
Georgia Piedmont, Indian Springs State Park - located beneath a pine tree.
Cell phone photography, taken during rain.