Sacred Datura, Wright's Jimson Weed
Scientific Name: Datura wrightii Regel
Synonym: Datura inoxia ssp. quinquecuspida, Datura meteloides auct. p.p. non Dunal, Datura metel var. quinquecuspida
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sunset: All zones
Sun Exposure: Sun to part shade
Origin: Northern America
Growth Habits: Deciduous perennial, up to 3 feet tall (90 cm), 6 feet spread (180 cm); alternate, grayish-green leaves, ovate with unequal base
Watering Needs: Low water use
Propagation: Seeds in place, self sows
All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested.
The plant is named after Charles Wright, an 18th century botanist.
Datura stramonium, a related plant, is an annual with smaller flowers, up to 2 inches in diameter (5 cm).
Large, showy, white flowers, 2 to 8 inches in diameter (5-20 cm), in summer. Globose, very spiny nodding fruit, 1 to 1.5 inches in diameter (2.5-3.7 cm).