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Plant Form: Large annual to perennial herb.
Size: Up to 1 m tall, spreading out up to 2 m across.
Stem: Forking repeatedly, greyish-hairy.
Leaves: Simple or sometimes lobed near base, egg to oval shaped, to 20 x 12 cm, with smooth edges.
Flowers: White, 12-19 cm long, trumpet-shaped.
Fruit and Seeds: Capsule spherical 3-5 cm across, on curved stalk, with regular spines up to 1 cm long, releasing yellowish to brown seeds.
Habitat: Disturbed sites, farmland, roadsides.
Distinguishing Features: Differs from Long-spined thornapple (Datura ferox) and Common thornapple (D. stramonium) by having capsules on curved stalks and brown to yellow seeds.