Datura stramonium L. - Jimson Weed
Family - Solanaceae
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Stamens and style.
Flowering - May - October.
Habitat - Pastures, barnyards, fields, waste ground, cultivated areas, roadsides, railroads.
Origin - Native to tropical America.
Other info. - This toxic species can be found scattered throughout most of Missouri. It is easily identified by its glabrous, purple stems, toothed leaves, and spiked fruits.
Photographs taken along Logan Creek, Ellington, MO., 8-1-04, and off Missouri Bottom Rd, St. Louis, MO., 8-7-05.