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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 Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Leaf Margin: Lobed
Breeding System: Flowers Bisexual
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Up to about 5 feet tall.
Fruit: Green, spiny.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Purple , Violet
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 2006-10-22 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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Web Reference

Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

USDA: Find Datura quercifolia in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Datura quercifolia in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Datura quercifolia


Record Modified: 2023-02-06
Research By: DEW

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