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what is this plant?
« on: September 02, 2019, 04:07:22 PM »
what is this plant?





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Re: what is this plant?
« Reply #1 on: September 02, 2019, 04:39:25 PM »
Looks like a Datura plant...Datura stramonium.
It's also known as Jimson weed, Thorn apple, or devil's snare etc.
It's in the night shade family.

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Re: what is this plant?
« Reply #2 on: September 02, 2019, 05:28:03 PM »
Jimson weed is highly toxic.  It will mess you up bad if you ingest that.   
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Re: what is this plant?
« Reply #3 on: September 02, 2019, 05:31:58 PM »
Yes, it can be used medicinally, but highly Poisonous Plants.

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Re: what is this plant?
« Reply #4 on: September 02, 2019, 09:35:10 PM »
Thanks, I was going to taste it.  Now, I'll use it to bait the rats.  It's a self volunteer plant. I didn't even water it.  It grew so fast too.

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Re: what is this plant?
« Reply #5 on: September 03, 2019, 04:12:14 AM »
Datura. Even goats avoid it (and goats eat everything sligthly edible)

Has killed people trying to use their "medicinal" properties before, so pull up or leave it alone for its nice flowers, but don' t mess with it.

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Re: what is this plant?
« Reply #6 on: September 03, 2019, 12:29:04 PM »
This plant grows wild on the hillside here with no water for months.



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Re: what is this plant?
« Reply #7 on: September 03, 2019, 02:06:13 PM »
While I lived in the Caribbean some guys I knew smoked it. They were found crawling in the bushes barking like dogs, but survived. Well, maybe there was some brain damage... :P
Actually I used it as an ornamental, but just let the kids know how poisonous it was it makes attractive night blooming flowers like other datura and was root hardy in zone 6 for a few years.
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Re: what is this plant?
« Reply #8 on: September 04, 2019, 04:22:34 AM »
Jimson weed is a very common roadside weed in southern California. It grows on disturbed land.
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Re: what is this plant?
« Reply #9 on: September 05, 2019, 11:46:49 PM »
Some more interesting facts are that the tree is in the soalanaceae family with tobacco, tomato, potato, and eggplant(aubergine).

If you like the flowers you can also grow the trumpet tree, which has similar flowers that hang down vertically, and instead of purple and white, you can find a number of color variations and smells. It's commonly known as tree datura.

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Re: what is this plant?
« Reply #10 on: September 06, 2019, 12:49:53 AM »
The erowid reports on Datura are very disturbing

 

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