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Name This Flower With A Prickly Seed Pod

Devils Trumpet

Devils Trumpet

Ask The Expert: What is this Flower?

This plant has light whitish blue flowers that look like a morning glory but after flowering get a prickly seed pod on it and plant is  about 2 ft tall. Sure is weird looking. I live in Penna. Thanks Brenda

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Datura Stramonium

Datura Stramonium

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  1. Brenda,

    I was just in Sedona and I believe I saw this same plant. It is Datura stramonium and can be commonly referred to as Thorn Apple, Devil’s Trumpet, Devil’s weed, Jimson weed and a host of other names. The flowers are beautiful and can range from white to yellow, pink to light purple. Despite it’s beauty this plant can be deadly if consumed. It has been used as a hallucinogenic but fatal overdoses often occur. It is a great food source for some the larvae of some Lepidoptera (butterfly and moth).

    It is an easy plant to grow and care for. I would be careful to grow it where small children or curios pets might try to eat it.

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