Datura discolor  Datura, Jimson Weed
SHRUBBY ANNUAL.  A sturdy plant with many branches and leaves with shallow scalloped edges.  Flowers are trumpet shaped, with five fused white petals and a purple throat, and bloom at night and/or early morning.  Seedpods are oval with long stout spines.  Grows on dry, disturbed ground in full sun.  Blooms in midsummer.  D. stramonium (an exotic species that is more common in the eastern U.S.) is not yet recorded for the Empires.  It has slightly narrower flowers, egg-shaped pods with smaller spines, and more deeply scalloped leaves.  See D. wrightii.
FAMILY:  Solanacea (Nightshade or Tomato Family)