Jimson weed, a potential killer!

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Jeff
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Jimson weed, a potential killer!

Post by Jeff » Sun Aug 01, 2004 1:14 am

Jimpsom or jimson weed was appartently brought to America by the English to Jamestown. It is actually "datura" , google that.











was apparently bougt to the A mericas by the

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Post by Goshawk » Mon Aug 02, 2004 3:35 am

I know. They grow it here in Central Illinois as an ornamental in the front yards of the older sections of town. They call it "angel trumpets", and I doubt whether folks know, or care, that it's poisonous. Children have gotten very sick from putting the "angel trumpets" in their mouths to suck the nectar.