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Datura metel

Phonetic Spelling
dah-TOO-rah MET-el
This plant has medium severity poison characteristics.
See below
Description

Shrub-like tender perennial grown as an annual; prefers warm temperatures. Tolerates average soil but prefers rich, moist soil; slow to develop and bloom; all parts of the plant are poisonous.

TOXIC ONLY IF LARGE QUANTITIES EATEN.

See this plant in the following landscape:
Cultivars / Varieties:
  • 'Alba'
  • 'Aurea'
  • 'Blackcurrant Swirl'
  • 'Cornucopae'
'Alba', 'Aurea', 'Blackcurrant Swirl', 'Cornucopae'
Tags:
#poisonous#annual#fantz
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
  • 'Alba'
  • 'Aurea'
  • 'Blackcurrant Swirl'
  • 'Cornucopae'
'Alba', 'Aurea', 'Blackcurrant Swirl', 'Cornucopae'
Tags:
#poisonous#annual#fantz
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Datura
    Species:
    metel
    Family:
    Solanaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Annual
    Perennial
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Texas to Colombia
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Annual
    Poisonous
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Growth Rate:
    Slow
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Color:
    Brown/Copper
    Cream/Tan
    Fruit Description:
    spiny capsule
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Purple/Lavender
    White
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Flower Shape:
    Trumpet
    Flower Petals:
    fused petals
    Flower Size:
    3-6 inches
    Flower Description:
    7 in. trumpet-shaped flowers, white, violet or yellow, tubular, often double
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Alternate
    Hairs Present:
    No
  • Stem:
    Stem Color:
    Purple/Lavender
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Problems:
    Poisonous to Humans
  • Poisonous to Humans:
    Poison Severity:
    Medium
    Poison Symptoms:
    Hot, dry, and flushed skin, hallucinations, pupil dilation, headache, delirium, rapid and weak pulse, convulsions, and coma
    Poison Toxic Principle:
    Tropane alkaloids
    Causes Contact Dermatitis:
    No
    Poison Part:
    Flowers
    Fruits
    Leaves
    Roots
    Seeds
    Stems