This plant has poison characteristics. See below.
- Common Name(s):
- Devil's trumpet, downy thorn-apple, metel
- Cornucopae, Alba, Aurea
- Annuals, Poisonous Plants
Tolerates average soil but prefers rich, moist soil; slow to develop and bloom; all parts of the plant are poisonous; tender perennial grown as an annual; prefers warm temperatures
- Shrub-like, annual herb with purple stem; leaves alternate, simple; 7 in. trumpet-shaped flowers, white, violet or yellow, tubular, often double; fruit a spiny capsule
- 2-4 ft.
- Poison Part:
- All parts
- 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:
- Landscape in flower garden as flowering annual
NCCES plant id: 1025