A 4 x 5.5 inch glossy greeting card that is blank inside, featuring a boldly purple colored trumpet shaped flower with apparent claws seeming to reach skyward from the tips of the trumpet, perhaps in search of its next victim!
My original text on the back of the card reads:
“Often associated with Witchcraft and Sorcery, the highly poisonous & hallucinogenic Datura plant belongs in the Nightshade family, & was featured as the poison of choice in the Agatha Christie Miss Marple murder mysteries, Sleeping Murder & A Caribbean Mystery.”
And also a quote from Agatha Christie herself reads:
“I like living. I have sometimes been wildly, despairingly, acutely miserable, racked with sorrow, but through it all I still know quite certainly that just to be alive is a grand thing,” – Agatha Christie
There is also a smaller photo on the back of the card featuring the Double Black Currant Datura in full bloom, where its “double” title is evident in the second trumpet within the first, in white and deep purple.
I grew this flower on my balcony in Montpelier, VT, and photographed it there in August, 2022.
Card comes with a complimentary white envelope.