Datura wrightii Regel

  • Authority

    Gleason, Henry A. & Cronquist, Arthur J. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. lxxv + 910 pp.

  • Family


  • Scientific Name

    Datura wrightii Regel

  • Description

    Species Description - Coarse, heavy-scented perennial to 1.5 m, often as broad as high, grayish-pubescent throughout with fine, ± crisp short hairs, the lvs velvety beneath; lvs to 2 dm, broadly ovate, rounded to cordate at base, entire or merely repand; cal 6–15 cm, terete or slightly angled, wingless, unequally 5-toothed, the persistent portion 1–2 cm, reflexed; cor 12–20 cm, white, the limb to 12 cm wide, slenderly 5-toothed; fr reflexed, subglobose, 3–4 cm, densely hairy and copiously short- spiny; 2n=24. Native of Mex. and sw. U.S., casually intr. here and there in our range. July–Oct. Confused in the past with D. inoxia Mill. (D. meteloides), a Mexican sp. with narrower, 10-toothed cor-limb.

  • Common Names

    Indian apple