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Unknown Plant

Posted by suzanne14613 New York (My Page) on
Thu, Aug 15, 13 at 14:39

Hello, I live in upstate NY and was given some seeds by a neighbor which I planted. According to the neighbor the plant was originally from Florida and we cannot find out what it is. It will only bloom once (as it is an annual) Can anyone tell me what plant this might be. It has a beautiful purple flower. I have attached a picture of the flower even though I do not think it has fully bloomed as yet. Please help!


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RE: Unknown Plant

A double, purple Datura.


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RE: Unknown Plant

Hi suzanne and welcome to GardenWeb! That's a nice looking plant and the double purple flower is truly beautiful. I agree with florauk, it appears to be a Datura. Although a beauty, you really need to do a little research on the web regarding the toxicity of the plant; especially if you have small children or pets around. All parts of the plant are toxic if ingested.

I've grown Datura from seed every year, for the past four or five years (my kids are all grown and I have no pets). I've grown the white, purple, and yellow and love them all. The yellow datura flowers are often triples!

Art


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