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Jimsonweed (Datura stramonium L.)

jimson weed

Other common names

Jamestown Weed, Thorn Apple, Devil's Trumpet, Mad Apple, Stink Weed

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Jimsonweed is a stout, coarse annual herb 2 to 5 feet tall, with spreading branches. It has a pale-green stem and large, ovate, green or purplish, strong-scented leaves, coarsely toothed on their margins. Its flowers are large, white, and tubular, 2 to 4 inches long, and set on short stalks in the axils of branches. Its circular seeds, about 1/8 inch across, are contained in a hard, prickly capsule which, when ripe, splits lengthwise into four parts.

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Comments to: Greg Youngen
Updated on: 01/21/2005 VK, 03/18/1996