This plant is native to the United States. I think these star shaped flowers are beautiful. If you take a look in the lower right corner you will see the 'prickles' . Take it from a gal that grew up barefoot stepping on one of these plants is not a fun thing to happen. Small, juicy, yellow/orange fruits will remind you of cherry tomatoes although I have never eaten them. You would not want this plant growing in a field where animals were grazing.