Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Wednesday Wildflowerblogging

Jimson Weed 02
Winding down the General's Highway into the foothills, I started seeing this outlandish flower that looked like a morning glory on steroids. My first assumption was that it was some invasive species; happily, I was wrong. It's Jimson Weed (Datura wrightii), a member of the Solanaceae family; like most of the other members (nightshade, tomatoes, potatoes), it is highly poisonous.