Forum home Plants

Mystery plant


Can anyone help identify this mystery plant. It has appeared in the same place for the last two years. 

Chris image


  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,354

    Datura stramonium, aka Thorn Apple

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • Nanny BeachNanny Beach Posts: 8,669

    Yes, and POISONOUS!, where do you live, they arent particularly hardy!  I have never managed to keep one, never mind get them to that size?

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,354

    They're annuals. I think they arrived here in a bag of compost. Some years ago they suddenly appeared in lots of my pots of seedlings, Never been here previously. 

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • It appeared on a five acre plot of land which has been owned (originally as a rabbit farm)  by a friend for many years. This is in Lincolnshire. It appeared last year and again this year in the same place. Apart from nettles being strimmed occasionally the ground is uncultivated. I assume that the first appearance was a bird delivered seed and the second self sown. I have never seen one before let alone locally. 

    Many thanks for the identification. 


Sign In or Register to comment.