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.

Thornapple Flowers

Its likely origin is in Central America, and it was introduced in many parts of the world. About 10 species[1] of thorn apple are common in tropical and temperate climates around the world.

Datura Stramonium

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.

Devils Trumpet

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.

Jimson Weed

Suggested Reading: Types of Flowers

Thornapple Datura Stramonium

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Key References
  • [1]“Thorn apple (recurved) | Priority weeds | Weeds | Biosecurity | Agriculture Victoria”. Accessed April 27, 2022. Link.


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