Tuesday, November 15, 2005

The Super Goathead...More Pictures

OFF THE SOUTH VALLEY BIKE TRAIL--I wrote a post for this morning's Duke City Fix showing a terrible looking plant that could be called the "Super Goathead" because each sticker is more than an inch in diameter. Kelly commented,
Those supergoat head balls look like the seedpods of the sacred datura, also known as jimson weed. Check this site for info:

Thanks, Kelly. Just to be sure I am posting a couple more pictures. Albloggerque gives full-screen enlargements, so click on the pix and check it out.

The top picture shows Bob Evans and the whole plant. Actually, the plant seems to grow low to the ground and is bigger than the frame of the photo.

The next picture shows dried seed pods...truly terrifying...even for Mr. Tuffy.

The last picture shows those boogers with my sunglasses in back of them for size comparison.

What do you all think? Is this jimson weed? Yikes.


chantal said...

Nope. That's not jimsonweed.

Scribblista said...

I don't know what they are, but I know I don't want them anywhere near my bike tires!

Anonymous said...

never seen anything like it in NM- I doubt its native to the area- pehaps it is preparing to be the next invasive species to replace salt cedar and russian thistle.

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