Scientific NameDatura stramonium
Other Common Names:
Synonyms (former Scientific Names):
Datura stramonium var. tatula
Purplish green stems are 2-3 cm in diameter reaching heights of 2 m tall with branching in the upper portions.
7-20 cm long leaves are triangular with deep irregular toothing.
Strong scent is emitted from leaves and stems; fruit is a spiny capsule, and a white trumpet shaped flower. A major weed of many agronomic crops this plant also has a reputation of being toxic and having narcotic effects when ingested.
Flower Seed Head
Trumpet shaped flowers are 5 cm across and 2- 12 cm long and white to light purple in color.
A spike covered capsule with 4 compartments containing 600-700 black disk shaped seeds.
Throughout the United States often in farmyards, row crops and other cultivated areas.
upright and nonwoody
Thorns or Spines
Approximate Flower Diameter
Dominant Flower Color
shorter than leaf
Stem Cross Section
round or oval