OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Lamiids: Solanales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Datura stramonium   FAMILY Solanaceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Datura stramonium   FAMILY Solanaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 165-08-001:
Datura stramonium   FAMILY Solanaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Jimsonweed, Thorn Apple


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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_dast_001_lvd

        

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JK Marlow    jkm070314_003

March    Greenville County    SC

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JK Marlow    jkm0407x_15

July    Greenville County    SC

Field

The plant is dangerously poisonous, per Weakley's Flora.

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Roxanna Martin    rlm82209_102

August    Spartanburg County    SC

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Roxanna Martin    rlm82309_065

August    Spartanburg County    SC

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Roxanna Martin    rlm82309_162

August    Spartanburg County    SC

Funnelform corolla is 7-10cm long, its 5 lobes reduced to slender teeth, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

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Gill Newberry    gn09_d_stramonium_habit

September        

Leaves ovate, with large, coarse, angular teeth, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

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Gill Newberry    gn09_dactura_flower

September        

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JK Marlow    jkm060902_002

September    Greenville County    SC

Furman University

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JK Marlow    jkm060902_003

September    Greenville County    SC

Furman University

Flowers trumpet-shaped; each flaring lobe ends in a long sharp tooth, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

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JK Marlow    jkm150927_210

September    Henderson County    NC

Bearwallow Mountain

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Roxanna Martin    rlm91109_071

September    Spartanburg County    SC

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Roxanna Martin    rlm92709_425

September    Spartanburg County    SC

Capsule erect, subglobose or ovoid, 2.5-4cm long, spinose, valvate, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

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Roxanna Martin    rlm102309_068

October    Spartanburg County    SC

All parts of the plant, esp seeds, dangerously poisonous to man and livestock, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

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Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_datura_stramonium_14

October        

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Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_datura_stramonium_c

October        

Calyx angled with flat sides, 3-5cm long; calyx lobes lanceolate, 5-7mm long, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Datura stramonium   FAMILY Solanaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Datura stramonium   FAMILY Solanaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 165-08-001:
Datura stramonium   FAMILY Solanaceae

 

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Forb
Annual

Non-native? presumably introduced from Mexico or Central America

Habitat: Fields, pastures, disturbed areas, especially common in severely over-grazed pastures; presumably introduced from farther south and west (Mexico or Central America) prior to 1492, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate
Leaves have petioles.

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
White/Lavender
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
5-merous
5-sided synsepalous calyx
5-lobed funnelform corolla
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Capsule

 

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