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Datura sp., Thorn Apple, Angel's Trumpet

Datura sp.

Thorn Apple, Angel's Trumpet
Family: Solanaceae
Large shrub 5-10 ftSmall shrub 2-5 ftSemi-shadeRegular waterPink flowersWhite/off-white flowersBlue/lavender/purple flowersYellow/orange flowersAttracts butterflies, hummingbirdsPoisonous or toxicSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short timeUnknown name

Datura species are herbaceous, leafy annuals and short-lived perennials which can reach up to 2 m in height. The leaves are alternate, 10-20 cm long and 5-18 cm broad, with a lobed or toothed margin. The flowers are erect or spreading (not pendulous like those of Brugmansia), trumpet-shaped, 5-20 cm long and 4-12 cm broad at the mouth; colors vary from white to yellow, pink, and pale purple.

Species and varieties:

Datura discolor

Datura innoxia

Datura metel

Datura parajuli

Datura stramonium

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