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I have no idea if this is a weed or something I planted and forgot about, but it's beautiful looking! Thanks everyone!

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Datura, either the cultivated form (Datura metel) or the wild form. Considering the look of the flower, even though pretty, I'm pretty sure it's the wild form known as jimson weed (Datura stramonium). Below is the wild form. The cultivated form is more colorful and often double.

jimson weed

Jimson weed is highly toxic and if you have children or pets or if either visit and play in your yard, I'd advise pulling it out. You don't want to take the chance.

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  • Thank you so much! You are definitely correct - Reading about its medicinal properties now, but doesn't seem like something wise to experiment with :-) – April Thompson Jun 20 '17 at 0:38

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