Datura stramonium



Jamestown-weed, Mad-apple

ID Characteristics

Life cycle: Summer annual
Growth Habit: Erect and heavily branched
Propagation: Seed
Leaf Margin: Widely toothed
Leaf Hairs: None
Leaf Structure: Large, similar to oak-leaf
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Root Type: Shallow taproot
Flower Color: White, purplish at base


Similar Species

Herbicidal Control Options

  • Preemergence: Atrazine, Isoxaben, Mesotrione
  • Post Emergence: 2, 4-D, Atrazine, Bentazon, Carfentrazone, Clopyralid, Dicamba, Foramsulfuron, Halosulfuron, Mesotrione, Metribuzin, Sulfentrazone

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