Datura Stramonium

Botanical Name:

Datura stramonium

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Sunlight
Partial Shade - Full Sun
~
3-6 hours of sun per day, with protection from intense mid-day sun
Characteristics

Plant Type

Herbaceous Perennial, Perennial, Poisonous, Annual herbs up to 2(–4) m high, occasionally undershrubs, erect or spreading, sometimes unpleasantly aromatic.

Lifespan

Annual, Perennial

Flower

Flowers solitary, inserted in the forks of the branches, erect; pedicel 5–15 mm long, slender to ± stout, ± puberulent, in fruit elongating to 30 mm and stout. Flowers solitary, erect.

Fruit

Egg-shaped seed capsule can be spiny or smooth, with many glossy black seeds., Fruit longitudinally ovoid usually spinous capsules, green yellowish or brownish, 2.5–5 × 1.8–4 cm (including spines), dehiscing by 4 valves splitting from the apex and reflexing to expose seeds; valves usually covered with acicular and sharply pointed unequal spines, 7–15 × 0.5–1.8 mm basally, smooth and glabrous but shortly pilose near base, occasionally valves smooth (but not in Flora area); subtended by the persistent remains of the calyx 6–18 × 4–8 mm, usually reflexed to the pedicel; fruiting pedicels elongated, stout, erect

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Attracts

Moths

Taxonomy

Order

Solanales

Family

Solanaceae

Genus

Datura


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