Datura stramonium, Datura inermis, Datura tatula,
Jamestown Weed, Common Thornapple, Jimson Weed,
Jimsonweed, Mad Apple, Moonflower, Stinkwort,
Thornapple, Hebrew: דטורה זקופת-פרי, Arabic: داتورا صفراوية

Scientific name:  Datura stramonium L.
Synonym name:  Datura inermis Juss. ex Jacq., Datura tatula L.
Common name:  Jamestown Weed, Common Thornapple, Jimson Weed, Jimsonweed, Mad Apple,
Moonflower, Stinkwort, Thornapple
Hebrew name:  דטורה זקופת-פרי
Arabic name:  داتورا صفراوية
Plant Family:  Solanaceae, סולניים

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Life form:  Annual
Stems:  Up to 100–150 cm tall; erect, pale green stem, spreading branches
Leaves:  Alternate, entire, dentate or serrate
Flowers:  White, trumpet-shaped, 5-pointed corolla, hermaphrodite
Fruits / pods:  Four-celled, capsular fruit, usually covered with short spines
Flowering Period:  June, July, August, September, October
Habitat:  Cultivated areas
Distribution:  Mediterranean Woodlands and Shrublands, Semi-steppe shrublands, Shrub-steppes
Chorotype:   Plurireginalbor-trop
Summer shedding:  Ephemeral

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Derivation of the botanical name:
Datura, the genus name was given by Linnaeus in 1753; apparently from either the Hindu vernacular name Dhatura, or Tatorah, the Arabic name of the plant.
stramonium, spiky-fruited, a name used by Theophrastus for the thorn-apple (Datura stramonium).
tatula, Latin tata, diminutive tatula, father, papa.
"Jimsonweed ", is a corruption of "Jamestown Weed", a name given to a related Datura that poisoned a number of soldiers in Jamestown in 1676.
  • The standard author abbreviation L. is used to indicate Carl Linnaeus (1707 – 1778), a Swedish botanist, physician, and zoologist, the father of modern taxonomy.
  • The standard author abbreviation Juss. is used to indicate Antoine Laurent de Jussieu (1748 – 1836), a French botanist.
  • The standard author abbreviation Jacq. is used to indicate Nikolaus Joseph von Jacquin (1727 – 1817), a Dutch scientist who studied medicine, chemistry and botany.

Datura stramonium, Datura inermis, Datura tatula, Jamestown Weed, Common Thornapple, Jimson Weed, Jimsonweed, Mad Apple, Moonflower, Stinkwort, Thornapple,דטורה זקופת-פרי
Location: mouth of the upper Jordan river


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Location: mouth of the upper Jordan river