Datura Blackcurrant Swirl
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Datura Blackcurrant Swirl
ntroduced Photo: Prashant Awale
Common name: Datura Blackcurrant Swirl
Botanical name: Datura metel 'Blackcurrant Swirl'    Family: Solanaceae (Potato family)

Datura Blackcurrant Swirl is a cultivar of Datura metel with a polished-looking ebony-black stem. Its flowers normally have a double or triple tube, each tube having a deep purple exterior and white or off-white interior. The plant is reported to have become naturalised in Israel. The black cultivar might become a common roadside dweller, like its white- flowered ancestor. In India it is a used as a garden plant.

Identification credit: Prashant Awale
Photographed in Nagpur.
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