My friend Luiz from Brazil does the Today's Flowers Meme, check it out. Come and join with your flower photos. Sunday at 2 GMT is the post time. Thanks Luiz for featuring my plant on today's Flowers. A Happy Valentines wish to all my friends.
This past Spring I found this flower in a compost heap at the local city waste recycle yard were I get my free mulch. I dug it up and transplanted it in a low light area by the deck. I thought if it didn't make it I wasn't losing anything. After a few deep waterings it came back to life.
It had just flowered so it set it seeds. I learned it was called a Datura or Devils Trumpet and the plant if ingested was toxic to humans. I handle it with care. The seed pods looked very dangerous and reminded me of the nut of a Horse Chestnut tree.
The Datura prospered in that deck corner and was a prolific bloomer. You can see the white trumpet shaped flowers.
I was pleased with the blooms and the beauty which was shown on this dew filled morning. I now wonder if it will reproduce next year.
I do hope you enjoyed my newly found flower the Datura.