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Related to angel's trumpets: Brugmansia, Brugmansia arborea

angel's trumpet

Datura ruaveolens, a flowering shrub native to the southeastern US. Portions of the plant are used for hallucinogenic effects. The flowers are made into a stew or tea, and the leaves are eaten. The flowers contain large quantities of the alkaloids atropine, hyoscyamine, and hyoscine. Ingestion of the plant produces intense thirst, visual disturbances, flushing, central nervous system hyperexcitability, sensory flooding, delirium, and paranoia. This is followed by hyperthermia, tachycardia, hypertension, visual hallucinations, disturbed consciousness, clonus, and subsequent convulsions. If the condition is untreated, death may occur.

Treatment

Treatment consists of gastric lavage, followed by 1 to 4 mg of intravenous physostigmine sulfate. This dosage should reverse the acute delirious state in 1 to 2 hr, but it may need to be repeated several times.

angel's trumpet

daturacandida brugmansia.
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Answer: Congratulations on getting your angel's trumpets to flower in their first year.
This is best demonstrated by night-scented stocks, tobacco plants and angel's trumpets or brugmansia (which unfortunately is poisonous so take care when handling).
ADRIENNE SAYS: For best results grow Angel's Trumpets in a large tub on a sunny, sheltered patio and bring them indoors for the winter.
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Adrienne Says: The plant is called Datura and is often sold in gardening catalogues as a patio or conservatory plant called Angel's Trumpets.