Moonflower (09/28/2004) The Datura (aka moon flower or jimsonweed) is a large white flower in the Solanaceae family.
Datura (09/28/2004) The sacred Moonflower (Datura). It is a member of the nightshade family and is quite poisonous. This picture is from Moonflower Campground along the Colorado River. The flower is also known as jimsonweed.
Night Shade (07/25/2006) Night Shade in Neff Creek Canyon.
Solanaceae is a family of flowering plants which includes a variety of species that range from the deadly poisonous nightshade to the useful potato, chilipepper, and eggplant. Additional species include the tomato, mandrake, paprika and one of the leading causes of death in the modern world: tobacco.
On the ornamental side, the family includes the petunia and datura (aka Jimson Weed or the Moonflower).