Flower looks like a giant morning glory. Blooms at night. It is a vine. Native Americans used it for coming-of-age ceremonies for boys.
Riverside County, California, US
Datura, jimson weed
Weedy spot along a creek
Found by CCC Regional Parks Ranger Tom Hitchon and photographed by Tom. He has since removed the plant and disposed of it offsite.
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...