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Datura stramonium L.
Habit: Annual < 10 dm. Stem: +- glabrous to sparsely hairy. Leaf: 5--15 cm, 4--10 cm wide, ovate, coarsely toothed to shallowly lobed. Flower: erect; calyx 3.5--4.5 cm, angled toward base, lobes 5--7 mm; corolla 6--9 cm, glabrous, white or pale blue-purple, lobes 8--10 mm, spreading, tips long, narrow; filaments 22--25 mm, anthers 3.5--5 mm; style 4--6 cm. Fruit: 4-valved, erect, 25--35 mm wide, glabrous; prickles 3--10 mm, upper > lower. Seed: 3--3.5 mm, black. Chromosomes: n=12.
Ecology: Sandy soils, open, often disturbed areas; Elevation: < 1500 m. Bioregional Distribution: CA-FP (exc CaR, SNH), MP; Distribution Outside California: to eastern United States; native to Mexico. Flowering Time: Jun--Aug
Synonyms: Datura stramonium var. tatula (L.) Torr.
eFlora Treatment Author: Michael H. Nee
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Datura ferox
Next taxon: Datura wrightii
Citation for this treatment: Michael H. Nee 2017. Datura stramonium, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=22387, accessed on January 16, 2017.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2017. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on January 16, 2017.