Sacred Datura

Thursday, September 4, 2008

The roadsides abound this time of year with the Datura plant. Also known as Jimson Weed and highly toxic, Georgia O'Keefe used these flowers as subjects for many of her paintings. A morning bloomer, you won't find them in very good condition once the day warms up. Most are solid white, but occasionally you'll find some tinged with lavender.

"Sacred Datura" © Kathy Dunham 2008