Datura, tatula, ferox quercifolia. - The first of these is the common weed called the Apple of Peru; ferox resembles it in growth, but the flower is pure white; quercifolia we think the handsomest flower of either species; it is larger than tatula, measuring five inches across the mouth, white, the nerves of a fine pink, shaded with a dull purple. The fruit is contained in a smooth capsule, and the leaf is somewhat like the oak, (quercus,) whence its name. The manner of growth is very elegant; and as each succeeding blossom burst through its fine calyx, we thought it more beautiful than its predecessor. We can truly recommend this as an ornament to the garden.
D. stramonium, double purple, is also a very desirable flower.