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Jimsonweed (Datura stramonium)

Image ID: 2019/kane18L

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Family: Solanaceae (Nightshade)
Height: 1 to 5 ft.
Blooms: July to October
Leaf Type: lobed
Bloom Size:  3.5 in. (typical)
Flower Description: Individual flowers, Fused petals, parts
Location: Kane Woods
Date:  7/30/2019
Notes: Very toxic!
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Folklore, History, and Other Facts
We're not joking. This plant is very toxic. Don't mess with it.
The following information is taken from my great-grandmother's copy of The Herbalist (1918). This information is presented for historic purposes only, as many remedies recommended by this book are toxic!
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We started out as wildflowers from the bicycle trails of western Pennsylvania, but we've grown!
Meyer, Joseph E. (1918). The Herbalist and Herb Doctor. Hammond, Ind.: Indiana Herb Gardens. 400 pp.

The Herbalist