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    09 / 19 / 2014

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This plant volunteered to spring up in a pot on the deck. It has soft leaves and spikey balls that appeared after the first flowers bloomed.


  • Richard Couture Master Identifier says:

    For pointing up flowers, Alfred graf suggests maybe d. meteloides, d.wrightii, d.chlorantha and d.cornigera

    September 27th, 2014 at 3:36pm

  • Bobby Master Identifier says:

    Richard brugmasia suaveolens with blooms pointing down is not the same as the plant in question of which I am now more confused than ever. Its blooms point up. The angel trumpets do have an intoxicating fragrance in the evenings. “In contrast to angel trumpet (Brugmansia species), which has flowers that point downward (perhaps toward hell?), devilÕs trumpet has flowers that generally point upwards (towards heaven?).” From the Georgia gardener files. Well go figure. I am leaning towards Datura inoxia as Stone suggested.

    September 25th, 2014 at 11:24pm

  • gdlwyverex Master Identifier says:

    It was once called a floropundia but has been reclasified as a brugmasia suaveolens. It is in the toxic datura tribe and has a lovely oder in the evenings. Richard

    September 24th, 2014 at 5:41pm

  • stone Master Identifier says:

    Searching “Datura Alba wikipedia” gets links to datura metel…. (datura meteloides) Above plant is unlikely to be datura metel… Although… searching datura metel will produce a visually similar plant… Also… ” Datura inoxia” There must be a difference… From wikipedia datura inoxia wiki: “Datura inoxia is quite similar to Datura metel, to the point of being confused with it in early scientific literature. D. metel is a closely related Old World plant for which similar effects were described by Avicenna in eleventh century Persia. The closely related Datura stramonium differs in having smaller flowers and tooth-edged leaves, and Datura wrightii in having wider, 5-toothed (instead of 10-toothed) flowers. Datura inoxia differs from D. stramonium, D. metel & D.fastuosa in having about 7 to 10 secondary veins on either side of the midrib of the leaf which anastomose by arches at about 1 to 3 mm. from the margin. No anastomosis of the secondary veins are seen in the other 4 major species of Datura.” That may as well be Greek… Found a better description of the difference… “Flowers of D. wrightii have a sweet fragrance and leaves are often wavy and rounded at the base. Flowers are often tinted purple at the margins. NO anastomosis of secondary veinlets is seen as compared to D. Innoxia.” So… Maybe… Datura inoxia is a better ID for above plant… Thanks for asking… I’d seen discussions of d inoxia before, but hadn’t tried to narrow down the differences b4.

    September 23rd, 2014 at 5:18pm

  • Bobby Master Identifier says:

    Walter & Stone is Datura Alba an obsolete botanical name and is the Devils trumpet link I shared incorrect?

    September 22nd, 2014 at 11:54pm

  • stone Master Identifier says:

    datura wrightii I move the tomato hornworms to this plant and nightshade, so that I can enjoy the huge moths as seen on the link…. Sacred datura is a stunning landscape plant that is completely ignored by deer.

    September 22nd, 2014 at 12:51pm

  • Bobby Master Identifier says:

    Devils trumpet.

    September 21st, 2014 at 4:21pm

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