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Plant Identification Request

Posted by dspdrew California (My Page) on
Sat, Nov 2, 13 at 14:10

Hi, I study ants, and recently brought back some soil from the Mojave Desert in California. Aside from the strange unidentified fungus it seems to have contained, it was full of Ironwood Tree seeds. There was one seed though that was different than the rest, so I decided to plant it. It's growing really good, but kind of doesn't look much like a desert plant to me, so I was hoping someone could help me identify it.

If I remember right, the seed was brown, about a quarter of an inch long, and kind of egg-shaped with a point on one end. I took a few pictures of the plant so you can get a pretty good idea of what it looks like. As for the smell of its leaves, I'd say it kind of smells like peanut butter.

This post was edited by dspdrew on Sat, Nov 2, 13 at 14:12


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RE: Plant Identification Request

Datura inoxia ?

Here is a link that might be useful: Datura


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RE: Plant Identification Request

Thank you very much. That's most likely it, certainly that's the right genus.


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