What type of weed is this?

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  1. anyDAZEcoo

    anyDAZEcoo Active Member

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    It is very beautiful and my dad says it comes up every three years. Here are some pictures.
     

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    Eric La Fountaine Contributor Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Datura (jimsonweed, locoweed). Quite toxic. Daturas are grown in gardens though for their lovely large, often fragrant flowers.
     
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    Hi Eric:
    I can't find any reference to Locoweed. ???
    Seems to be a different species.

    Bob
     
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    looks like datura
     
  5. Eric La Fountaine

    Eric La Fountaine Contributor Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Hey bob 2,

    Loco weed is one of many common names for Datura, but maybe it is more common where I grew up. Loco weed seems to be applied as a name to many plants, those that poison livestock.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Datura_stramonium

    Also interesting that jimson weed is slur of the name Jamestown weed.
     
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    "jimson weed is slur of the name Jamestown weed. "

    Makes me wonder about "joe Pieweed" <g>


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    Wow thats awesome thanks i read on it and it says it can be used as an halloucinogen but it can cause death. Well its a very beautiful plant anyways. lol
     
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    soccerdad Active Member 10 Years

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    When I was a kid in Lethbridge and then Calgary my parents called it loco weed (maybe one word?) since it drives cattle loco when they eat it. I thought that was the name given to it across N America, or at least across the prairies - or at very least within the Palliser triangle (and it you don't know where that is, you must be from Toronto or else the Galapagos Islands).
     

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