Plant Genera


Family Code: SOLANA
Genus Code: DATUR
Genus CN: jimsonweed
Genus Authority: L.
Genus Summary: A genus of about 10 species, herbs, of s. North America (probably originally native to sw. United States and Mexico). Several species of Datura are known to have been in our area at the time of first settlement by Europeans. They may have been weeds in native American fields, or grown for their hallucinogenic properties; the common name "Jimsonweed" is a corruption of "Jamestown Weed".
Genus References: Bye in FNA [in prep.]; Avery, Satina, & Rietsema (1959)=Z. {needs thorough rework, based on herbarium material and clarification of nomenclature}
Last Updated: 2019-11-29
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