taxonomy of a moon plant

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  1. kinghedes

    kinghedes Active Member

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    I got this plant a few days ago and was told it was a moon plant but havnt found anything on that plant the lady i got it from was getting rid of it because she said it was poisonous and didn't want her dog getting in it
    sorry for the bad quality pictures all i had at the time was my cell phone

    The stems and black or dark purple

    I got a bunch of seeds from it
    sorry if i posted this in the wrong place
     
  2. Michael F

    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    It's a Datura. From the earth, not the moon (no known plants there at all!). And yes, it is poisonous if eaten.
     
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    Silver surfer Generous Contributor 10 Years

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    Eric La Fountaine Contributor Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Yes, a Datura. Other types have large single white flowers and have the common name "moon flower" as do a few other plants.
     
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    thank you very much for your time i'm pretty sure that is what it is
     

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