Ugly weed!

Asked July 27, 2013, 2:59 PM EDT

This weed appeared in our garden. I've never seen anything like it before. Can you tell me what it is?

Weld County Colorado

1 Response

This is Datura or Jimsonweed (Datura stramonium), an annual weed in the Nightshade family. It has large attractive white flowers, followed by thorny seedpods that give it another common name -''thornapple". Most parts of the plant are toxic to livestock, pets and people.