Jimsonweed Datura stramonium LinnaeusSynonyms: Datura,  Devil's Trumpet,  Devil's Weed ,  Hell's Bells,  Jamestown Weed,  Jimson Weed,  Locoweed,  Tolguacha.

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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 183 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)

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

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

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

Jimsonweed (tatula variety) in Howard Co., Maryland (8/16/2014). Photo by Richard Orr. (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 in Prince George's Co., Maryland (10/6/2017). Photo by Matthew Beziat. (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 growing in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (10/12/2015). Photo by Matthew Beziat. (MBP list)

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


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