Datura stramonium | Jimson weed

Common name : Jimson weed, Devil’s trumpet, Thornapple, Devil's snare, Stinkweed Scientific Name : Datura stramonium Family : Solanaceae

Datura stramonium

Kingdom - Plantae

Species - stramonium

Order - Solanales

Genus - Datura

Synonym - Datura tatula

Height - 4.5 feet tall

Type / Life cycle - Annual

Category - Herb

Flowers - Large, unpleasant-smelling, trumpet shaped, violet, lavender with white, apears in leaf axils

Category - Herb

Flowering season - Summer

Foliage&Plant - Green, erect, branched, 7.5 inches long, toothed, soft, with long, tough, white roots

Seeds - Ovate shaped, covered with small prickles/spines, with lots of tiny black seeds

Attracts - Birds, bees, butterflies

Origin / Native - America

Maintenance - Full sun, part shade

Propagation - Seeds

Hazards - Plant is poisonous

Uses - Herbal, Ayurveda medicinal

Photographs:Guna Selvi Camera: Nikon D40x Location : Challaghatta, Near Embasssy Golf Link, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

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