Other WildflowerDatura stramonium

Common Thornapple at Towamba, NSW

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Datura stramonium at Towamba, NSW - 17 Jun 2017
Datura stramonium at Towamba, NSW - 17 Jun 2017
Datura stramonium at Towamba, NSW - 17 Jun 2017

Identification history

Other Wildflower Datura stramonium 19 Jun 2017 BettyDonWoodUltra Reporter - BettyDonWood has reported over 500 sightings!Founding Explorer - BettyDonWood joined us in 2014! Confirmed
Other Wildflower Datura stramonium 19 Jun 2017 BettyDonWoodUltra Reporter - BettyDonWood has reported over 500 sightings!Founding Explorer - BettyDonWood joined us in 2014! Suggested
Unidentified 19 Jun 2017 DebLewis Pending ID

7 comments

   19 Jun 2017
The seed case fits, but the leaves are extremely aberrant. The edges usually have shallow angled lobes. Deb, if you cannot find a name in the list you first try, try a different list. This plant is on the Other Wildflower list because it is not woody, which shrubs are. In future, could you provide an in focus photo of the green seedcase as well. In this case it did not matter. In other cases we might have to check for hairiness.
DebLewis wrote:
   19 Jun 2017
Hi Betty/Don ... thank you for the feedback ... I am sorry I meant to add that I had pulled the plant and put it in a pile to burn ... the leaves are from other weeds I pulled ... I believe the leaves are inkweed. Thank you for the tip on finding them in a different list! Yes in future I will try to get better pictures and preferably in situ. We have a public access road through our property and the council bare wastes the verges regularly/infrequently. Unfortunately we then get a number of nasty weeds coming through (which makes me think that they are in abundance not too far from us anyway) ... eg the Datura, the Tropical Soda Apple (one of the solarnum), etc etc ... I am hoping this site can do a similar job to the Canberra one in tracking nasty weeds
   19 Jun 2017
My user name is confusing. Don did the photos on the ALCW site. I do the monitoring. Betty
   19 Jun 2017
My user name is confusing. Don did the photos on the ALCW site. I do the monitoring. Betty
   19 Jun 2017
Hi Deb, Tropical soda apple sounds highly unlikely. Perhaps you better put in a photo of that too. Yeah, roadside disturbance is a damn nuisance. We have a lot of road frontage and every time I think I've got the weeds on the run, Council or one of our neighbours comes along and creates some new sort of disturbance, and up they all come again. It's most disheartening. Re weeds, it is a good idea to put in sightings. You never know when they will turn out to be something not previously recorded from the area.
DebLewis wrote:
   20 Jun 2017
Hi Betty - thanks for the clarification
Hi Jackie - see separate post re solarnum prinophyllum ... from web photos it is hard for me to tell the difference between that and tropical soda apple
Finally ... I have some other photos of datura that I took a few months ago in a different place on our property (with a flower) ... do I start a new thread, or do I add it to this thread?
(I go tomorrow to training in Bega, perhaps my questions will be answered there)
Many thanks
Deb
   20 Jun 2017
Hi Deb,
If you click on the edit button at the top of this page it will let you add more photos to the same sighting. Just drag and drop to over the box with the + image in it. See you at the workshop, where hopefully we'll all get a bit more savvy.

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  • Coordinates 149.703627-37.097901

Species information

Sighting information

  • Towamba, NSW Location
  • 1 - 3 Abundance
  • DebLewis Recorded by
  • 17 Jun 2017 Recorded on
  • Website Reported via
  • Notes:
    Seed pod is approx 10cm ... I am told it is Datura (this is not in the list)... or ThornApple ...

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