Datura stramonium, commonly known as thornapple, Jimson weed, devil’s trumpet, or devil’s snare, is a flowering plant that belongs to the Solanaceae (nightshade) family.
Its likely origin is in Central America, and it was introduced in many parts of the world. About 10 species of thorn apple are common in tropical and temperate climates around the world.
Thornapple is an upright, free branching annual herb that forms a shrub 2 to 5 feet (60 to 150 cm) high. The stem is strong, upright, smooth, leafy, pale greenish-yellow to reddish-purple. The leaves are 3 to 8 inches (8 to 20 cm) long, smooth, jagged, soft, and irregularly wavy.
The top of the leaves is darker green, and the lower part is light green. Thornapple usually blooms all summer. The fragrant flowers have a pleasant smell. They are trumpet-shaped, white to cream -colored or purple, and 6 to 9 cm long.