Etymology: Datura: from Hindu vernacular name Dhatura
Plants: erect, annual, 2'-4' tall forb, widely-branched, coarse, very aromatic
Leaves: stalked, edges with a few large teeth
Flowers: white, 5-parted, 1 3/4" wide by 3" long, funnel-shaped, stalked, solitary, terminal; blooms July-Sept.
Fruits: capsule usually covered with short spines
Habitat: dry; disturbed sites
Hazardous: Careful, this plant is hazardous!
Conservation Status: Introduced - naturalized
USDA Plants Database: Federal Distribution and detailed information including photos USDA Agricultural Research Service (ARS): Images of seeds, fruits, embryos, etc. David G. Smith's "Delaware Wilflowers": Beautiful photographs; descriptions Illinois Wildflowers: Wonderful photographs; detailed descriptions; color and leaf arrangement key Southwest School of Botanical Medicine: Britton & Brown Illustrated Flora - 2nd Edition (1913) "An Illustrated Flora of the Northern United States and Canada"