Sacred Datura Seed Pod Jimson Weed
Common Name Jimson Weed, Datura, Loco Weed, Toloache, Sacred Thornapple, Devil's Trumpet
Latin Name Datura wrightii
Native Habitat Between 0 feet and 6,500 feet in the western U. S.
Soil Dry, decomposed granite, sand, clay loam low in organic content, well drained
Water Once or twice per month
Height X Width 2 feet X 4 feet, maximum 3 feet X 5 feet
Protective Mechanism Deadly poisonous
Leaves Evergreen green, large, fuzzy textured
Garden Suitability Thornless
Ornamental Value Showy white or off-white 6 to 8 " flowers in spring, summer, and fall, deadly poisonous
Nature Value Poisonous to herbivores
Native American Uses Ceremonial, medicinal
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Note: All parts of plant are deadly poisonous