Thorn-apple in Yarmouth

Thorn apple
Thorn-apple Datura stramonium   Photo: Janet Higgins

Thorn-apple Datura stramonium turned up in Yarmouth on some waste ground near the River Yare, a typical habitat for this opportunist which likes nitrogen-rich soils. Thorn-apple is native to America but it is naturalised throughout Europe and it is easy to spot when in fruit as the large spiny egg-shaped seed capsules are distinctive.

Janet Higgins