This plant has poison characteristics. See below.
- Common Name(s):
- Jimsonweed, Jamestown weed, thorn-apple, stinkweed, datura
- Poisonous Plants
- Annual herb, stem green to purplish, ill-scented, with alternate, simple, coarsely toothed leaves; flower solitary, large, tubular with 5 shallow lobes at top, white or lavender; fruit a spiny capsule with many seeds
- Naturalized and weedy, cultivated
- Poison Part:
- All parts, mainly seeds and leaves
- Poison Delivery Mode:
- Hot, dry, and flushed skin, hallucinations, pupil dilation, headache, delirium, rapid and weak pulse, convulsions, and coma
- Toxic Principle:
- Tropane alkaloids
- TOXIC ONLY IF LARGE QUANTITIES EATEN.
- Found in:
- Weedy in disturbed areas, along roadsides, old fields, pastures, waste places; landscape as weed in gardens
NCCES plant id: 1026