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Weed Habitat 

  • Native to Europe and Asia, Thornapples prefer rich soils and are weeds of roadsides, cultivation, river flats, stockyards and unattended areas.


  • Robust annual herbs to 1.5 m with erect branching stems.
  • Large, dark-green, leaves, shallow scalloped edges, unpleasant odour when crushed.
  • White flowers trumpet-shaped, 7-10 cm long, in upper leaf axils, sweetly perfumed.
  • Globular fruits, 4-5cm long, covered with sharp prickles.

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Plant Type

Leaf Arrangement

Other weed identifiers

Plant Life Cycle

Weed Declaration

Currently not declared however under the Biosecurity Act 2014 you still have an obligation to prevent or minimise a biosecurity risk posed by a pest.

Weed Spread