Sacred Datura


Scientific Name: Datura meteloides now named Datura wrightii

Common Name: Sacred Datura
Family: Solanaceae, Nightshade or Potato Family

Duration: Annual, perennial.
Size: Up to 4 feet more or less.
Growth Form: Forb/herb; herbage whitish or canescent-puberulent.
Leaves: Green; ovate, margins entire or sinuate-dentate.
Flower Color: White, pale lavender; showy flowers protrude or extend outward from a mass of large leaves; corolla trumpet shaped or broadly funnel-shaped, 5-toothed, flower erect to nodding; closing by early morning; corolla up to 8 inches long; calyx up to 5 inches long; fruit puberulent, not viscid puberulent; nodding, bursting irregularly, globose or globular or nearly so, spines slender usually less than ? inch or so; seeds light brown when ripe.
Flowering Season: May to October.

Comments: All parts, herbage, flowers, stems are toxic.