Observed while wife was in "Things in a Room" quilt shop in Fredricksburg with a lady that talked waaaaaay too much, apparently. :) All good -- gave me some time to explore out by this little creek.
Went back to see if the bloom was open early this morning and it was. The open bloom is white, whereas the unopened bud was a light yellow.
Growing on the man-made embankment around a retention pond. Have not noticed it in previous years. Not certain on the species. The leaves seem to match wrightii, but the yellow flower color does not.
Datura is a genus of nine species of vespertine flowering plants belonging to the family Solanaceae. They are known as angel's trumpets, sometimes sharing that name with the closely related genus Brugmansia, and commonly as daturas. They are also sometimes called moonflowers, one of several plant species to be so. Its precise and natural distribution is uncertain, owing to its extensive cultivation and naturalization throughout the temperate and tropical regions of the globe. Its distribution within...