Datura inoxia [Solanaceae]

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Scientific Name Datura inoxia USDA PLANTS Symbol
Common Name Jimson-weed, Indian Apple ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.
Family Solanaceae (Nightshade) SEINet
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Description Habitat: Sandy or gravelly dry open places.
Plant: Widely branching bushy, hairy perennial, 2 to 4 feet high.
Leaves: Large ovate leaves, up to 8 inches long, asymmetric base.
Inflorescence: Large white funnel-shaped blossoms, corolla up to 8 inches long with greenish base.
Bloom Period: April to October.
Fruit: Large round/ovoid seed capsules, 1-1/4 to 1-1/2 inches in diameter, densely covered with spines.
References: "Wildflowers of the Texas Hill Country" by Marshall Enquist.
Note: All parts of Datura plants contain dangerous levels of poison and may be fatal if ingested by humans and other animals, including livestock and pets. (Wikipedia)
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