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n Latin name:
Datura stramonium; parts used: flowers, leaves, roots; uses: asthma, Parkinson's disease, irritable bowel syndrome; precautions: children, pregnancy, lactation, patients with nervous disorders; liver disease, heart conditions, or kidney disease; all parts are highly toxic, especially seeds; can cause horrifying hallucinations. Also called
angel's trumpet, angel tulip, apple-of-Peru, datura, devil weed, devil's apple, devil's trumpet, Estramonio, green dragon, gypsyweed, inferno, Jamestown weed, loco seeds, locoweed, mad apple, moon weed, stramoine, stechapfel, stinkweed, thorn apple, tolguacha, trumpet lilly, or
zombie's cucumber.
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The deadly toxic plants include hemlock and water hemlock, monkshood, yew, oleander, jimsonweed, and tobacco.
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Their list also includes water hemlock, oleander, bittersweet nightshade, common pokeweed or pokeberry, pennyroyal, meadow death camas, foxglove, groundcherry, and jimsonweed.
Common name Botanical name Jerusalem artichoke Helianthus tuberosus Wild buckwheat Polygonum convolvulus Burdock Arctium minus Common cocklebur Xanthium pennsylvanicum Giant foxtail Setaria faberii Jimsonweed Datura stramonium Kochia Kochia scoparia Common lambsquarters Chenopodium album Table 14-3 Approximate number of weed seeds produced per plant.
This sounds scary, but we need simply to practice the same common sense we use when instructing our children about any hazardous plant in their environment--whether poison ivy, jimsonweed or lily-of-the-valley.
This plant behaves very much like Jimsonweed, which is also known as "loco weed" because of the effect it has on cattle, who accidentally ingest it.