Also growing in south Florida in February. Has thorns on stem. Probably not a litchi tomato. Any guesses?
on that photo???
Maybe Solanum capsioides, devil's apple?
Here is a link that might be useful: Solanum capsioides, devil's apple
The leaves look most like S. tampicense.
Here is a link that might be useful: FL plant atlas
on this pic.. the question might be whether the red berries are related to the plant in question ...
a clear pic might help
I see several out-of-focus little tomato-ish flowers (upper left in particular), so I seriously doubt it's a mahonia.
[The leaves are a dead ringer (considering the blurriness) for Solanum carolinense, which I am unfortunately all-too-familiar with. But the berries are wrong.]
I did not see the flowers till you pointed them out! ... Well the nightshade (solanacea) family makes sense if this has lots of tomato plant features.
EDIT: Egads. Just looked it up and Carolina Horsenettle is horrible! Glad I have had no occasion to meet up with it.
This post was edited by lola-lemon on Thu, Feb 14, 13 at 18:22
It's a Solanum. Are there any other pics of this one? A clearer image may help in the ID.