Sacred Datura

Friday, June 12, 2009

Known by many names, all parts of this beautiful plant are poisonous and narcotic. One of artist Georgia O'Keefe's favorite subjects, the Datura stramonium blooms in the morning and on hot days starts to wilt by noon. Also called Jimson Weed, Jamestown Weed and Common Thorn Apple this American annual is a common weed in many countries.

"Sacred Datura" © Kathy Dunham 2009