Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


  Datura stramonium L. image
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Family Solanaceae
Datura stramonium L.
jimson-weed, thorn-apple
Datura: from Hindu vernacular name Dhatura
stramonium: spiky-fruited, and a name used by Theophrastus for the thorn-apple
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Status: Introduced - naturalized
Plant: erect, annual, 2'-4' tall forb, widely-branched, coarse, very aromatic
Flower: white, 5-parted, 1 3/4" wide by 3" long, funnel-shaped, stalked, solitary, terminal; blooms July-Sept.
Fruit:capsule usually covered with short spines
Leaf:stalked, edges with a few large teeth
Habitat: dry; disturbed sites
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Datura stramonium L. var. tatula (L.) Torr.
Datura tatula L.

         
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