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Wildflowers of Texas, Plant Resources Center, University of Texas at Austin

Indian Apple   Datura wrightii    
Potato family — Solanaceae

Also known as:
Angel Trumpet, Sacred Datura, Jimsonweed, Downy Thornapple

Slides: (click for larger view)


A large white flower with a long tube is usually the telltale sign of a flower that blooms at night, since it is often adapted to pollination by long-tongued hawkmoths that only fly in the near-dark. Such is the case of the impressive (to about eight inches long) and beautiful flower of this species of jimsonweed. The fruit it produces is like a spiny apple and gives it several of its other common names. This poisonous, rank-smelling plant is found scattered through Trans-Pecos, central, and north Texas, mostly in loose sand and stream bottomlands.

Dried Specimens: (click for larger view)


Flowering Months: May, June, July, August, September, October, November

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