what is this mystery plant that planted itself

Asked July 22, 2016, 6:05 PM EDT

at first i thought it was a vine, but now going with tree, any ideas?

Clackamas County Oregon

1 Response

The plant appears to be a Datura, most likely Jimsonweed, Datura stramonium. Other names for this annual plant which grows during the warm months are downy thornapple and devil’s trumpet.

All parts are toxic to people and livestock but are seldom ingested by people because of the strong odor.

See http://ipm.ucanr.edu/PMG/WEEDS/jimsonweed.html