Taxon  Report   2619    
Datura discolor  Bernh.
Desert thorn apple,  Desert thornapple, Small datura
Datura discolor
© 2010 Neal Kramer
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CalPhotos / Calflora
Datura discolor
© 2004 Debra Valov
Datura discolor
© 2010 Neal Kramer
Datura discolor, a dicot, is an annual herb that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Datura discolor
© 2005 Michael W. Tuma
Genus: Datura
Communities: Creosote Bush Scrub, Alkali Sink
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

More information about  Datura discolor
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
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Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation, with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria. [web application]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 21, 2019).