Monday, 7 August 2017

Any ideas - its Datura Stramonium or Jimson Weed!

A strange plant has materialised in my front garden. I certainly haven't planted it. It is about 12 inches tall, has cyclindrical shaped flower buds and odd shaped leaves:
and 3" long white flowers:
Also, on the top picture, can you see that soft spiky bud inbetween two flower buds (seed head possibly?

Thanks Joyce for identifying it, I shall dispose of it soon to be on the safe side, grand dog reasons!



7 comments:

  1. One of those was shown in our local newspaper - been recycled so I cant check. But the same spiky buds. It is very poisonous, and I think that included touching it. The advice was to remove carefully and burn it. Hope someone else can confirm or otherwise.

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  2. Hubby says he does not know what it is but can he have one lol

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  3. Looks like Jimpson Weed or some people call them moon flowers. They grow quite large and are considered either lovely ornamentals, or noxious weeds (they are poisonous to cattle).

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    1. Yes, I did think it might be jimson weed or datura straminium, as lovely as it is, I will be disposing of it!

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  4. Looks like a thorn apple ( Datura Stramonium) to me. When you get the spiny fruit after the flower you can be sure. Spectacular plant though poisonous.

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