Talk:Devil's Weed

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AI, I'm inclined to rename the page Devil's Weed (Film) to avoid confusion over the intent of the page. In which case the section on the other film is still tangentially relevant but I think the section below creates confusion about the scope of the page.

While interesting I'm not sure that it really fits elsewhere in SW. Maybe that's a section better suited to Wikipedia. What do you think? --Bob Burton 17:12, 30 May 2006 (EDT)

Jimsonweed, et al.

Datura meteloides, a perennial herb "found in all the major deserts of the American Southwest," is also called "jimsonweed" or "devil's weed." The plant presents "dark grayish-green, heart-shaped leaves form mounds from which, in summer to fall, sprout striking, 6-inch-long, bright-white flowers tinged with lavender, and which ripen to become sharp-prickly seed-pods. A plant of great beauty, datura is a member of the Nightshade family (Solanaceae), and all parts of it are toxic. ... Each large, trumpet-shaped, luminous blossom of the Datura plant blooms for only one summer night, and must therefore work fast to attract its pollinators. The flower opens early -- at twilight -- and releases a strong lemon-like scent." [1]

Jimsonweed is also hallucinogenic (but still dangerous) in lower doses.

Jimsonweed is also called "loco weed," "thornapple," "devil's trumpet," "gypsy weed," "mad apple" and "stinkweed." [2]