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Desert Thorn Apple is a herbaceous annual plant with large (6 inches) flowers, where each flower only opens for a single night and then wither the following morning. This plant is poisonous to humans & animals if ingested. Common names: Desert Thorn Apple. Native to: Southwestern U.S. - Mexico. Zones: N/A. Height: 2 - 4 feet. Width: 2 - 3 feet. Bloom time: Fall - Winter. Bloom Color: White/Near White with violet centers. Attracts: Nocturnal pollinators.
Light: Full Sun. Water: Average. Host plant to the Pink-spotted Hawkmoth (Agrius cingulata).
Spotted on Feb 21, 2013
Submitted on Mar 7, 2013