Monday, August 29, 2011

Datura, Angel's Trumpet, Etc...

My datura are very happy right now. They are blooming like crazy. There are many names for this beautiful plant, Angel's trumpet, Datura stramonium, known by the common names jimson weed, devil's trumpet, devil's weed,thorn apple, tolguacha, Jamestown weed, stinkweed,locoweed, pricklyburr, devil's cucumber, hell's bells, moonflower [1] and, in South Africa, malpitte and mad seeds, is a common weed in the Solanaceae (nightshade) family.
The plants smell like tobacco and produce a lovely flower. All parts of the plants are poisonous and have been known to cause death in extreme cases of overuse. Lovely to look at though. I hope they volunteer again next year.rumpet flower is often found in home gardens and is known for its distinct fragrance. Well I have purple datura and the white moonflower kind. They smell like tobacco and the flowers are beautiful. I had the white one volunteer this summer and I got the purple at a garden center near here.

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