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What kind of flower is this?

September 24 2010 at 11:39 PM

  (Premier Login bob2aa)
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Saw this growing in the backyard of a house that borders a public golf course I was playing.

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Re: What kind of flower is this?

September 25 2010, 10:15 AM 

It is a Datura I think, likely a Datura Innoxia.
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Re: What kind of flower is this?

September 25 2010, 11:38 AM 

aka, moonflower or jimson weed. They are beautiful, but reseed like the dickens. I have a datmansia that is a cross between a brug and a datura, and it reseeds like the datura. I try to cut all the little spiney seed pods off before they can open......but I am not always successful at this so I have to pull them up the next Spring.

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Thank you

September 25 2010, 12:14 PM 

It is just at the edge of the golf course and their property,and I thought it might be a self-seeder datura.

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Re: What kind of flower is this?

November 6 2011, 10:15 AM 

Bob, that is a native plant, Datura wrightii. D. inoxia and D. metel [metelloides] have smooth leaves. This one has fuzzy leaves, hence their sage like color. Those must be either early morning shots or on a cooler day, since sunlight/warmth force closure of those flowers. They are often called "moonflowers" since they bloom at night. Hawkmoths [hummingbird moths] are the primary pollinator and their larvae feed on them, too. Hornworms also leave alone the precious seed pods, which are spikey just in case a wandering cat should forget to just eat leaves, not fruit. Some other names are "thornapple."

 
 


(Premier Login bob2aa)
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Hi Linda

November 13 2011, 11:17 AM 

THANKS! I believe that was an early morning shot.


Cheers,Bob
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