This plant is also known as Jimson weed, devil's trumpet
, angel's trumpet, devil's weed, thorn apple, crazy tea, stinkweed or malpitte.
I WAS interested to read in the Coventry Telegraph about the Devil's Trumpet
plant growing in a Keresley garden.
David showed it to experts at Kew Gardens, where they have a specimen of the plant, which is also known as thorn apple and Devil's trumpet
Last Thursday the Telegraph reported how the datura stramonium, known as devil's trumpet
, had been found in a family garden in Keresley.
The datura stramonium - known as devil's trumpet or locoweed - is usually found in much hotter parts of the world.
The devil's trumpet seed is thought to have dropped from the sky in bird droppings after crossing the Atlantic.
A friend then put a photo of it on an online gardening forum and was inundated with messages confirming it was the devil's trumpet and warning them it was highly poisonous.
They are often calle devil's trumpets
, and all parts o the plant are toxic, so avoid growing them where children play.
They are often called devil's trumpets
, and all parts of the plant are toxic, so avoid growing them where children play.