Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Red Car Property Meadow: Native Jimsonweed

Photo: Diane Edwardson, September 2, 2015. Native Jimsonweed (Datura wrightii) has large showy flowers that rely on really big moths for pollination.  (Click on photo to enlarge.) 

CalFlora no longer lists Datura wrightii as toxic, but Wiki does. Be safe, don't let your kids or animals eat it.
Disclaimer: The Corralitas Red Car Property Blog prefers to quote reliable sources, such as CalFlora and California Poison Control on the issue of toxicity.  We often get email suggesting some plants are edible. If you are eating your way through the Red Car Property, we DO NOT recommend you eat any plant you find in the Red Car Property neighborhood without first doing your own research.