Native Thornapple

Datura leichhardtii is an annual forb that appears in creekbeds and disturbed clay and sandy roadsides throughout the Flinders Ranges.

Datura leichhardtii flourishing in Bolla Bollana Gorge, Arkaroola

While Datura leichhardtii is a native species, the related Datura ferox, the Fierce Thornapple, is introduced. Its seed pods are much larger with fewer but more formidable spines.

Datura ferox