Gemeiner Stechapfel (Datura stramonium) auf einem kleinen Sandtrockenrasen-Biotop bei Neulußheim (Gemarkung Altlußheim)
rough road edge; also immature fruit
Gemeiner Stechapfel (Datura stramonium) an einer Ruderal-Stelle am Messplatz in Hockenheim
Bush, leaves: simples, flower (tube) and fruit, observed near the village
Vernacular name: Ramiary
I was aware that this plant was some kind of poisonous but unclear how poisonous it was until I researched it. I did hold it up for an up-close picture but didn’t want to touch it more than I had to, nor did I try to smell it. According to Wikipedia it does flower (like the picture posted) throughout the summer. The flowers are trumpet-shaped white, soft yellow and creamy color. The leaves are green to dark green about 3-8 inches long, smooth and irregularly undulated. The flowers open at night, emitting a pleasant fragrance and are fed upon by nocturnal moths.
Collected with Regina Alvarez and Ken Chaya.
Datura stramonium, known by the common names Jimson weed or datura, is a plant in the Solanaceae (nightshade) family, which is believed to have originated in the Americas, but is now found around the world. Other common names for D. stramonium include thornapple and moon flower, and it has the Spanish name Toloache