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Offline Inyan

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Datura wrightii with light lavender to white flowers and tan seeds. Seedpod may show lavender tint sometimes in its first weeks of growth. Black seed shown here is D. stramonium. Both were used medicinally by different cultures for such things as asthma relief, burns, pain relief, etc. However, please do not attempt to self medicate with these sacred plants without  doing ample research as they can also be deadly. I have made a hybrid between Datura wrightii (Momoy) wild collected from Mojave desert and its equally sacred Hindu counterpart Datura metel. The Datura metel I used is also a hybrid between different Datura subspecies which I also made. This is why you see the mother with a purple outer skirt and a yellow inner skirt should I ever let her bloom. I emasculate the flowers early so there is no chance of self-pollination.
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Re: Datura wrightii collected from Mojave desert and bred to Datura metel
« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2017, 09:24:00 PM »
This cross is giving me much trouble in that the hybrid seed is not readily sprouting. I will have to plant it out in larger numbers and hope for one or two that I can work with.

With that being said, I have sown some more Datura wrightii var. Mojave and I have noticed that there is a great degree of variation in the amount of lavender in the seedlings. Some seedlings have no lavender, some have just a hint near the roots and just a few splashes of lavender higher up. Still other seedlings have a lot of lavender and it is these last seedlings that I wish to work with as I wish to intensify the lavender and add in splashes of purple.
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Can you explain more or recommend a good resource?

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Datura inoxia is often sold as Datura wrightii so it is hard to find a good source. My seed was collected in the wild and I continue to grow Datura wrightii pure species.

Datura discolor is another beautiful Datura I have sourced from the wild that I continue to grow.

As for the hybrid seed I have created, I have traded some individuals seeds from that hybrid and still have some seed as well. If you have your own plants, the cross is easy enough to make.
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