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A poisonous annual plant (Datura stramonium) in the nightshade family, having large, trumpet-shaped white or purplish flowers and prickly egg-shaped seed capsules.

[Alteration of Jamestown weed, after Jamestown, Virginia, where in 1676 regimental cooks inadvertently fed the plant to British soldiers and intoxicated them.]
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Noun1.jimsonweed - intensely poisonous tall coarse annual tropical weed having rank-smelling foliage, large white or violet trumpet-shaped flowers and prickly fruitsjimsonweed - intensely poisonous tall coarse annual tropical weed having rank-smelling foliage, large white or violet trumpet-shaped flowers and prickly fruits
thorn apple - any of several plants of the genus Datura
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com/science/scopolamine) drug , which has roots in Colombia, is also known as Devil's Breath and is derived from a family of plants that includes nightshade and jimsonweed.
dumbcane (Dieffenbachia), hemlock (Conium maculatum, which is a poisonous plant and not related to the coniferous hemlock tree), English ivy (Hedera helix), mistletoe (Viscum album), oleander (Nerium oleander), thorn apple or jimsonweed (Datura stramonium), yew (Taxus spp.
When snow falls it creates celestial ice cream cones in the clusters of samaras high up in the tuliptree crowns, and it turns the open beaks of the jimsonweed capsules along the creek's pebbled beaches into white rosebuds.
Prevalent throughout the United States, the fungus overwinters on tomato plant debris and perennial tomato-family weeds, including hairy nightshade, horsenetde, jimsonweed, sacred thorn-apple and silverleaf nightshade.
Some "higher" maths: 24+63=87 kid + cannabis = sequoia 39+88=127 emu + marijuana = butterfly 37+51=88 mare + pot = antelope 22+42=64 ape + hemp = jackass 53+48=101 sheep + rye = dinosaur 28+22=50 man + coca = lion 34+88=122 chick + poppy = mushroom [vb] 40+88=138 cow + jimsonweed = night crawler 30+71=101 mice + equine = centaurs
Askew and Wilcut (2002) reported that cotton (Gossypium hirsutum), jimsonweed (Datura stramonium), peanut (Arachis hypogaea), and sickle-pod (Senna obtusifolia) rapidly absorbed [sup.
Estimation and Comparison of Base Temperatures for Germination of European Populations of Velvetleaf (Abutilon theophrasti) and Jimsonweed (Datura stramonium).
Jimsonweed poisoning associated with a homemade stew--Maryland 2008.
The effect of soybean (Glycine max) interference on the canopy architecture of common cocklebur (Xanthium strumarium), jimsonweed (Datura stramonium), and velvetleaf (Abutilon theophrasti).
The tomato is a member of the Solanaceae, the ubiquitous plant family that yields a number of ornamental flowers; edible fruits as in eggplants, peppers, tomatoes and tomatillos; on occasion, edible roots--tubers, actually, in the case of potatoes or the wild American potato, Solanum jamesii; and poisonous shoots, such as nightshade or belladonna and jimsonweed.
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