Floral Friday – Old Naples

When walking around Old Naples capturing the beauty and character of this historic area, I found lots of flowers. These took my breath away. The woman who was unloading her car said it was a trumpet flower of some sort. I didn’t know either – but guessed as much. This is in the yard of a small condominium so the plants are picked and cared for by an outside company.

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Note from Gertygiggles – the name of this flower is Datura. Thanks a bunch!

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    • And I didn’t do much postediting. I tend to only like to post edit to bring out the natural beauty – to get closer to what my eye saw. So glad you liked them as much as I did.

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    • Actually, that is not a Datura. A few decades ago, before the advent of genome identification, it was considered a Datura. However, it is now more properly a Brugmansia. Both are known as angel’s trumpet, but the basic difference between the Datura and the Brugmansia is that Brugmansia have pendant flowers (i.e., they hang down) and the Datura has erect flowers (i.e., they point up). Most of the Daturas are vines growing along the ground whereas most of the Brugmansias are bushes or small trees.

      I think that one is Brugmansia suaveolens.

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      • Thank you Russell for a full and detailed reply, gosh so now I have three Brugmansias in my garden and I didn’t know it. I have also promised cuttings of my “Datura” to a couple of friends so now I’ll be able to tell them the correct name.

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  1. Actually, that is not a Datura. A few decades ago, before the advent of genome identification, it was considered a Datura. However, it is now more properly a Brugmansia. Both are known as angel’s trumpet, but the basic difference between the Datura and the Brugmansia is that Brugmansia have pendant flowers (i.e., they hang down) and the Datura has erect flowers (i.e., they point up). Most of the Daturas are vines growing along the ground whereas most of the Brugmansias are bushes or small trees.

    I think that one is Brugmansia suaveolens.

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    • Thank you so much. I appreciate your help. Would my moon flowers up north be considered a Datura? They are a ground vine with very woody stems and the trumpet shaped flowers are big and point up.

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