There are several species of jimsonweeds in the south-central US, and all are very similar in appearance. Datura wrightii, known as “Sacred thorn-apple” is the most common in the Texas Panhandle eastern New Mexico.
Flowers May to October.
The large white flowers are 8 inches long in full bloom, very showy.
The entire plant is covered with small, spreading hairs.
This plant is widely found in disturbed sites, waste places, old fields, and open areas.
Poisoning of both livestock and humans can occur from ingestion of any part of the plant.