Datura stramonium

Datura stramonium

(Common Thornapple, False Castor Oil)

FAMILY

Solanaceae

Species

Datura stramonium

Common name(s)

Common Thornapple, False Castor Oil

Flower colour; life form

Flowers white to mauve. Herb, somewhat woody to about 1 m tall

Distinguishing features

Leaf blade with a few deep lobes to 36 cm long. Flowers trumpet-shaped, petals 6-10 cm long, white to pale mauve, lobes ending in a slender point. Capsule erect, ovoid, usually about 100 spines of variable lengths present.

Datura stramonium