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Sacred Thorn-Apple Datura


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Sacred Thorn-Apple Datura

Sacred Thorn-Apple Datura  - Datura wrightii

by: Honza
Location/Trail:  Bartlett Lake
Date sighted:  10/01/2006
Season:  Fall
Flower Color: Pure white to lightly edged with violet
Plant Type: Herb, Subshrub, Annual, Perennial
Height: To 5 feet (1.5 m) tall, but usually less

Notes: Poisonous. The 8 inch (20 cm) long, 6 inch (15 cm) wide or more, tubular flowers have 5, long lobe tips and a puberulent corolla. The leaves are grayish green, ovate, velvety, and may have a few, large teeth and rippled margins. The spiny seed capsules are round, velvety, drooping, and contain tan seeds.
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