jimsonweed


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jimsonweed

[′jim·sən‚wēd]
(botany)
Datura stramonium. A tall, poisonous annual weed having large white or violet trumpet-shaped flowers and globose prickly fruits. Also known as apple of Peru.
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The Jimsonweed high, Journal of the American Medical Association 231(2): 138.
The Tarahumara believe jimsonweed originated in the lowermost region of the universe--a hellish place complete with a devil and other malevolent beings.
who directs Mexico City's Botanical Gardens, says the Tarahumara have repeatedly warned him that he would go insane and die if he harvested jimsonweed on his plant-collecting trips.
These healers fashion a different species of jimsonweed into a poultice to relieve swellings and headaches.
This particular species of jimsonweed (there are several) is native to California and the Southwest, making it unique among the weeds found in this part of the country.
that a species of jimsonweed was noticed and described by Capt.
Although its leaves are typically malodorous, the flowers of many jimsonweed species (Datura spp.