Apparently totally out of place in this semi-coastal mixed evergreen environment. This shrub was in an open field parking lot.
In a pumpkin patch.
a common weed in a wide variety of habitats
Thick stem, rect, leafy, smooth, and pale yellowish-green in color
Flowers open in the evening to attract night-flying moths
Flower petals are white in color
Discharges powerful fragrance
Whole plant is poisonous
Seeds most active
Seed pod about the size of a gold ball, green with numerous spikes all around
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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