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Datura wrightii

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Datura wrightii
Datura wrightii
Datura wrightii
Datura wrightii
Datura wrightii
Datura wrightii

Species Name: Datura wrightii
Common Name: Sacred Datura, Jimsonweed

Enormous trumpet flowers with sweet smell, especially at night; huge leaves with many glands. Very showy -- a plant with personality. Great for neglected dry spot. Caution: all parts poisonous.

Plant Family: Solanaceae
Plant Type: Perennial
Height by Width: 3' H x 5' W
Growth Habit: Spreading, vine-like
Deciduous/Evergreen: Semi-deciduous
Growth Rate: Fast
Sun Exposure: Full to part sun
Soil Preference: Well-draining
Water Requirements: Drought-tolerant to moderate
Cold Hardy to: 15 degrees F
Flower Season: April - October
Flower Color: White
Endangered?: Not listed
Distribution: Inner North Coast Range, Central and Southern Foothill of the Sierra Nevada, Tehachapi, Central Valley, Central West, Southwest
Natural Habitat: Sandy or gravelly dry, open places below 7000'

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Other Names
  • Bornstein, Carol, David Fross, and Bart O'Brien. California Native Plants for the Garden. Los Olivos, CA: Cachuma Press. 2005.
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