Jimsonweed Datura stramonium LinnaeusNon-native    Synonyms: Datura, Devil's Trumpet, Devil's Weed , Hell's Bells, Jamestown Weed, Jimson Weed, Locoweed, Tolguacha.
Kingdom Plantae   >   Division Tracheophyta   >   Class Magnoliopsida   >   Order Solanales   >   Family Solanaceae   >   Genus Datura   

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Powerful and extremely dangerous hallucinogen. It is believed to have originated in North America, but is now found nearly worldwide. Do not even consider experimenting with this plant. It is responsible for fatalities and permanent disabilities.

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A host plant of Clavate Tortoise Beetle. Look for this plant growing in otherwise completely browsed livestock pens--they know to avoid it.

There are 272 records in the project database.

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Jimsonweed in Prince George's Co., Maryland (9/20/2008). Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)

Jimsonweed in Charles Co., Maryland (9/25/2016). Photo by Wayne Longbottom. (MBP list)

Jimsonweed in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (9/24/2012). Photo by Bill Harms. (MBP list)

Jimsonweed blooming in Howard Co., Maryland (9/29/2013). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

Jimsonweed in Montgomery Co., Maryland (7/10/2014). Photo by Elizabeth Miller. (MBP list)

Jimsonweed in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (10/13/2012). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

Jimsonweed blooming in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (9/3/2019). Photo by Matthew Beziat. (MBP list)

Jimsonweed in Montgomery Co., Maryland (7/21/2020). (c) Wendy R Fredericks, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Wendy R. Fredericks. (MBP list)

The seedpod of Jimsonweed in Washington Co., Maryland (9/20/2013). Photo by Amy Allen. (MBP list)

Jimsonweed in Harford Co., Maryland (10/12/2014). Photo by Dave Webb. (MBP list)

Jimsonweed blooming in Howard Co., Maryland (9/29/2013). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

Jimsonweed (tatula variety) in Howard Co., Maryland (8/16/2014). Photo by Richard Orr. (MBP list)

Jimsonweed growing in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (10/12/2015). Photo by Matthew Beziat. (MBP list)

Jimsonweed in Frederick Co., Maryland (10/10/2020). (c) Emilio Concari, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Emilio Concari. (MBP list)

Jimsonweed in Baltimore City, Maryland (9/15/2020). (c) Kirsten J, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Kirsten Johnson. (MBP list)

Jimsonweed (past) in Queen Anne's Co., Maryland (11/24/2016). Photo by Lori Byrne. (MBP list)

Jimsonweed in Howard Co., Maryland (10/22/2016). Photo by Bill Harms. (MBP list)

Jimsonweed in Worcester Co., Maryland (3/25/2017). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

Jimsonweed seedpod in Worcester Co., Maryland (3/25/2017). Photo by Ashley Bradford. (MBP list)

Jimsonweed in Prince George's Co., Maryland (10/6/2017). Photo by Matthew Beziat. (MBP list)

Jimsonweed growing in Kent Co., Maryland (9/7/2018). Photo by Dan Small. (MBP list)

Jimsonweed in Caroline Co., Maryland (9/29/2020). (c) Wayne Longbottom, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Wayne Longbottom. (MBP list)

Jimsonweed (close-up of old pod) collected in Prince George's Co., Maryland (4/10/2015). Photo by USGS PWRC. (MBP list)

Jimsonweed in Charles Co., Maryland (7/15/2019). (c) Tim Emhoff, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Tim Emhoff via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Jimsonweed in Charles Co., Maryland (7/15/2019). (c) Tim Emhoff, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Tim Emhoff via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Jimsonweed seedpod in Baltimore Co., Maryland (2/17/2020). Photo by Matthew Beziat. (MBP list)

Jimsonweed in Somerset Co., Maryland (10/13/2018). Photo by Wayne Longbottom. (MBP list)

Jimsonweed in Cecil Co., Maryland (9/7/2018). (c) dansmall, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Dan Small. (MBP list)

Frost-covered Jimsonweed in winter in Worcester Co., Maryland (1/2/2016). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)


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