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As a comment about Jimson Weed (Datura innoxia), Sharon wrote:

Datura inoxia is an annual shrubby plant that typically reaches a height of about 3 feet with a matching width. Its stems and leaves are covered with short soft grayish hairs, giving the whole plant a grayish appearance. It has elliptic edged leaves. All parts of the plant emit a foul odor similar to rancid peanut butter when crushed or bruised, although most people find the fragrance of the flowers to be quite pleasant when they bloom at night.

The flowers are white, trumpet-shaped, maybe about 3 or 4 inches long. They first grow upright, and later incline downward. It flowers from early summer until late fall. The blooms glow at night and last only until late morning.

The fruit is an egg-shaped spiny capsule. It splits open when ripe, dispersing the seeds. Another means of dispersal is by the fruit spines getting caught in the fur of animals, who then carry the fruit far from the mother plant. The seeds have hibernation capabilities, and can last for years in the soil. I've had several to come up in odd places in my yard, after having a mother plant in a pot years ago.

All parts of this plant are toxic.
Name: Arif Masud
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KAMasud
Dec 2, 2012 9:11 PM CST

Could you please add "loves to grow on manure piles or refuse dumps".
Regards,
Masud.
Name: Sharon
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Sharon
Dec 2, 2012 9:37 PM CST
You could add that as a comment of your own, Masud, and maybe earn an acorn. Smiling
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Name: Arif Masud
Alpha Centauri (Zone 9a)
Native Plants and Wildflowers I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar Container Gardener Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Enjoys or suffers hot summers Multi-Region Gardener
KAMasud
Dec 2, 2012 10:12 PM CST

Sharon, I get stuck some times. There are flowering trees but what about morning glory and family, I am putting them under flowering trees but some genius who knows the difference between trees and vines may raise an objection but there just is no option. Glare
Some places I cannot add any thing for example the genus entry. Learning. Ok, I will go visit Datura again.
Have a splendid evening.
Regards,
Masud.

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