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It's 17 inches (43 cms) tall at the moment. Not sure if it's an invasive weed or not...!! Pretty though! Thank you

Does anyone know what this plant is?

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  • Posted: Tue. 31st July 2018 11:15

Re: Does anyone know what this plant is?

Reply from Carol

It might be the Datura that has come up on this forum many times this year - thornapple is its ordinary name.

  • Posted: Tue. 31st July 2018 14:53

Re: Does anyone know what this plant is?

Reply from Mandy Nicol

Thank you! Yes, that's it! Apparently, it's invasive if left to go to seed!

"Datura stramonium (or thorn apple as it is commonly known) is an annual weed of gardens, roadsides and other waste or cultivated land. It is widely naturalised in warmer countries throughout the world, and is quite common in the British Isles, often appearing in waste and cultivated ground.

Although quite a striking plant, it is as well to be aware that all parts, particularly the seeds, are highly poisonous. It belongs to the Solanaceae, a family which includes the potato and tobacco, and many members of this family contain toxic substances."

From https://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/profile?PID=536

  • Posted: Tue. 31st July 2018 19:31