Datura Progress

Harvested seed planted in a flat March 14, 2021.

Normal Leaf Appearance

Datura Leaf Scale

Datura Leaf Scale

Abnormal Leaf Appearance

Datura Leaf Damage

Datura Leaf Damage

Damaged, but still very beautiful.

Datura Flower

The plants have a pungent odor; the flowers have a delicious fragrance.
Datura Flower

Datura Developing Seedpod

Eventually the seedpod will become sharp enough to wound hands.

Datura Seedpod

Snagged my Attention

Beautiful find when I exited the hospital. I had just completed a pulmonary function test. Feeling a bit high from the albuterol, so I decided to wander around in the parking lot a bit.

The shape is nice.

The bark is an amazing beautiful green.

The flowers are cheerful.

When I did a google image search, I hit on Cercidium-Parkinsonia. The images do appear similar. May or may not be the correct identification.

Urban Forest Ecosystems Institute at Cal Poly

This is on my list of nurseries to visit.
Las Pilitas Nursery (Native Plants)

Romneya–Matilija poppy

It is common to see large Romneya growing between fields and roadways on the California Central Coast.

I purchased a 1-gallon Romneya plant. Popped it in the garden; it died. Purchased a second plant. Same thing happened.

After purchasing chicken grit for a soilless mix to transplant succulents, noticed a large Romneya growing near the parking lot, behind an office building. It clearly wasn’t cared for. Trash all around it and definitely multiple years of growth.

Snagged several seedpods with the hope of germination.

Romneya Seedpods

Romneya Seedpod Pair

The plan will be to soak the seed in Super Smoke Plus.I used the product when I was growing protea.

Cape Seed Primer

This is a fun shot of one of the seedpods. Looks sculptural.

Romneya Standing Seedpod

Haven’t decided when I will start the process. The seedpods are so beautiful, I am feeling a bit hesitant to crack them open.

Romneya at Calscape.org

Romneya at Wikipedia