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THORN-APPLE Datura stramonium (Solanaceae) Height to 1m. Distinctive and almost unmistakable, branched annual. Grows on cultivated and disturbed ground. The whole plant is poisonous. FLOWERS are 7-10cm across, white and trumpet-shaped with 5 lobes (Jun-Oct). FRUITS are distinctive, green capsules, up to 5cm long, armed with strong spines. LEAVES are long-stalked, up to 20cm long and ovate to triangular with toothed lobes. STATUS-Widely naturalised but its occurrence is unpredictable and annual success is weather-dependent, doing best in warm summers.