Mojave National Preserve, California. Eastern Mojave desert. Datura wrightii has several commen names: Jimson weed. Thorn apple. Sacred datura.
Here, a dry plant with seed capsules full of seeds. The plant has perennial roots. It normally dies down after producing seeds. It will resprout when the growth season starts, after rains. Jimson weed belongs to the Solanaceae, the nightshade family, containing many poisonous members, but also important crops like potatoes, tomatoes, chilis and others. ~
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