jimsonweed USDA PLANTS Symbol: DAST
U.S. Nativity: Exotic
Habit: Forbs/Herbs Shrub or Subshrub
Datura stramonium L.

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Taxonomic Rank: Magnoliopsida: Solanales: Solanaceae
Synonym(s): Jamestown weed, mad apple, moonflower, stinkwort, thorn apple
Native Range: Mexico (GRIN); US - South & Southeast (BAIL);

Identification, Biology, Control and Management Resources

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Infestation; A Jimson weed infestation of a drybean field.
Howard F. Schwartz, Colorado State University, Bugwood.org
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Plant(s);
Tom Heutte, USDA Forest Service, Bugwood.org
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Foliage;
Bruce Ackley, The Ohio State University, Bugwood.org
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Flower(s);
Leslie J. Mehrhoff, University of Connecticut, Bugwood.org
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Fruit(s);
Leslie J. Mehrhoff, University of Connecticut, Bugwood.org
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Plant(s);
Chris Evans, Illinois Wildlife Action Plan, Bugwood.org
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Fruit(s);
Chris Evans, Illinois Wildlife Action Plan, Bugwood.org
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Fruit(s);
Chris Evans, Illinois Wildlife Action Plan, Bugwood.org
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Seed(s);
Chris Evans, Illinois Wildlife Action Plan, Bugwood.org
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Fruit(s);
Forest and Kim Starr, Starr Environmental, Bugwood.org
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Seed(s);
Ken Chamberlain, The Ohio State University, Bugwood.org
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Stem(s); Stem
Tom Heutte, USDA Forest Service, Bugwood.org
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Foliage; cotyledons
Theodore Webster, USDA Agricultural Research Service, Bugwood.org
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Seedling(s); Close-up view of a jimsonweed (Datura stramonium) seedling, with cotyledons.
Phil Westra, Colorado State University, Bugwood.org
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EDDMapS Distribution:
This map is incomplete and is based only on current site and county level reports made by experts and records obtained from USDA Plants Database. For more information, visit www.eddmaps.org
 


State(s) Where Reported invasive.
Based on state level agency and organization lists of invasive plants from WeedUS database.

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U.S. National Parks where reported invasive:
Booker T Washington National Monument (Virginia)
George Washington Birthplace National Monument (Virginia)
Haleakala National Park (Hawaii)
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park (West Virginia)
Monocacy National Battlefield Park (Maryland)



Invasive Listing Sources:
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, 1994.
Connecticut Invasive Plant Working Group
Jil M. Swearingen, Survey of invasive plants occurring on National Park Service lands, 2000-2007
Mid-Atlantic Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2005
Native Plant Society of Oregon, 2008