Jamestown weed


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Related to Jamestown weed: thorn apple, jimson weed, Gypsum weed

Jamestown weed:

see Jimson weedJimson weed
or Jamestown weed,
large, coarse annual plant (Datura stramonium) of the family Solanaceae (nightshade family), native to warm-temperate and tropical regions of the New World, but long widely distributed and often weedy.
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Jimson weed--also known as thorn apple, angle's trumpet, and Jamestown weed (because the first record of physical symptoms following ingestion occurred in Jamestown, Virginia, in 1676 [1])--is a member of the nightshade family.