Archive for August 28, 2011

mystery plant

I’m trying to figure out what this mystery plant is. It’s in a clearing near the trailhead of St Joseph’s Hill in Los Gatos. There were a few of these big bushes. I suspect it’s ‘jimson weed’ or ‘loco weed’, Datura stramonium. Yikes. I wonder if it was planted intentionally.
Note: Photos 1-4 were taken with the phone camera, in the evening. I went back there a few days later in the afternoon to take photos 5-10 with the Canon 20D, just to get some better shots and closeups.