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Datura quercifolia (Chinese thorn-apple)
Leander, Bruce

Datura quercifolia

Datura quercifolia Kunth

Chinese thorn-apple, Oak-leaf thorn apple, Oak leaved angel's trumpet

Solanaceae (Potato Family)

Synonym(s): Datura ferox

USDA Symbol: daqu

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Leaf Margin: Lobed
Breeding System: Flowers Bisexual
Fruit Type: Capsule
Fruit: Green, spiny.
Size Class: 1-3 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Blue , Purple
Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct
Bloom Notes: Flowers darken with age.


USA: AR , AZ , CA , GA , KS , LA , MD , NC , NM , OK , PA , SC , TX
Native Habitat: Hillsides, dry plains, and disturbed fields.

Growing Conditions

Water Use: Medium
Light Requirement: Sun , Part Shade

Wildflower Center Seed Bank

LBJWC-PM-16 Collected 2010-10-23 in Jeff Davis County by Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

1 collection(s) available in the Wildflower Center Seed Bank


Bibref 293 - Manual of the Vascular Plants of Texas (1979) Correll, D. S. & M. C. Johnston

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Additional resources

USDA: Find Datura quercifolia in USDA Plants
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Record Modified: 2011-08-08
Research By: DEW

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