What is This Garden Plant?

August 1, 2015

My friend just moved into a new home and we have been trying to figure out what kind of plant this is. It's grown very rapidly since she has moved in. It has flowers that only open at night and these spiky balls that just started growing on it.



August 2, 20150 found this helpful
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Hello !
The plant is a Datura. Although the strenght of the toxins it contains depends on its age and condition of growth, consider all parts as extremely toxic, the seeds and the flowers being the most poisonous parts of the plant. It is an annual plant or a short live plant at the best. As it seems from the picture you have posted that the plant is reachable from the public space, I think that it should be cut back to its foot to do not run any risk.
Hope this helps.

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August 3, 20150 found this helpful
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This appears to be a datura plant.. The plant has very pretty flowers but unfortunately is quite poisonous.

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I clipped a few pieces and put them in water. Will they root? And does anyone know what this is?


May 15, 20201 found this helpful
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I think this is a corkystem passion flower. The leaves do not look heart shaped enough to be morning glory, but it could just be I am not seeing the leaves full on. Post back after you check the link against your vine!

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May 18, 20200 found this helpful
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I'm not sure this plant has been identified yet.....
I have several (Florida) Passion Flower vines and none of mine look like this - leaves are similar but not the same.
Of course, there are several variety so I may be wrong but when I enlarge the picture I know none of my vines have a 'bloom' like this one.

If you have found your plant - please let us know.
You do not say where you live or how you came to have the cutting but if you contact your county extension office they may help you as they know what type of vines grow in your area.

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What is this plant? I found it in the woods by my house. Dose anyone have an idea?



November 4, 20150 found this helpful
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I believe it is solanum virus, also known as tropical soda apple. It is part of the nightshade family and is considered an invasive species.

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Does anyone know the variety of this dogwood? It was said to be a western dogwood. It is not. The closest I have come while researching is the Ivory Halo dogwood, but its leaf margins are almost pure white, not a very deep cream as the picture shows.

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By Babette from Lemon Grove, CA

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July 3, 2008

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June 26, 2017

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August 17, 2004

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B Helmick


August 17, 20040 found this helpful

Could it be night blooming jasmine? Click on the link below to see some pictures and a description.

- Susan

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August 17, 20040 found this helpful

Maybe it's a Moon Flower?

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May 29, 2018

What is it? Is it poisonous? Should I be worried?


May 31, 20180 found this helpful
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It is a Nightshade, aka Solanum Dulcamara, Snakeberry, and Blue Bindweed. I'd be careful.

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August 30, 2012

I recently bought a small bush tree and it produced this lovely purple flower with a small yellow center. Can anyone recognize it and tell me what it's called?

By lahib


September 3, 20120 found this helpful
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Try Solanum rantonnetii. Not a vine and it has the same leaves as your plant.

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July 14, 2010

Does anyone know what kind of flower this is? I was told it is an annual, but more grew this year without me planting any seeds. Thanks for any help I can get.

By Carol Hanna from Ontario, Canada

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