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Plant Form: Large annual herb.
Size: Up to 1.5 m tall.
Stem: Forking repeatedly, hairy or naked.
Leaves: Diamond- to egg-shaped, to 35 x 20 cm, deeply lobed and with toothed edges.
Flowers: White or pale lavender, 6-10 cm long, trumpet-shaped.
Fruit and Seeds: Capsule 2-5 cm long, egg-shaped, erect, with many slender, irregular spines up to 2 cm long, releasing blackish, kidney-shaped, wrinkled seeds.
Habitat: Disturbed sites, wasteland, roadsides.
Distinguishing Features: Spines on the capsule shorter and flowers longer than Long-spined thornapple (Datura ferox).