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Plant Form: Large annual herb.
Size: Up to 1.5 m tall.
Stem: Forking repeatedly, hairy.
Leaves: Egg-shaped to triangular in outline, up to 16 cm long, with shallow lobes and toothed edges.
Flowers: White, 4-6 cm long, trumpet-shaped.
Fruit and Seeds: Capsule up to 4 cm long, erect, covered in large, irregular spines, releasing blackish, kidney-shaped, wrinkled seeds.
Habitat: Waste grounds, disturbed areas, riparian areas.
Distinguishing Features: Spines on the capsule more irregular and flowers shorter than in Common thornapple (Datura stramonium).