This plant can be found throughout North America. It is considered “weedy” and is usually disliked by anyone who feels compelled to remove it from where it’s growing. When you can identify it, please leave a comment with both the common name and scientific name. Also share any personal connection (or disconnection?) you may have with the plant.
ANSWER (subsequently added to this post to facilitate the “search” function for these images): Horse nettle (Solanum carolinense)