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Datura inoxia is a perennial herb that is native to California, and also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.
There is a high risk of this plant becoming invasive in California according to Cal-IPC.
[Wikipedia] Toxicity: All parts of Datura plants are toxic, containing dangerous levels of tropane alkaloids and may be fatal if ingested by humans and other animals, including livestock and pets. In some places, it is prohibited to buy, sell or cultivate Datura plants. (contributed by Mary Ann Machi)
[Cal-IPC] Mexico & Central America native: Datura inoxia (pricklyburr) is a herb (family Solanaceae) with large white flowers, broad leaves and prickly fruits found in the south and central western ranges of California. It is native to Mexico and Central America. It favors dunes and grasslands. It spreads via seed and rhizomes. Seeds are dispersed via ants, birds, animal fur and water. (contributed by Mary Ann Machi)
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