Brugmansias forum: Himalayan wild Datura.

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Name: Arif Masud
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KAMasud
Sep 6, 2012 8:13 PM CST
I am uploading a pic of a Datura found every where in the wild. Non of the locals go near it. Non fragrant.

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Now i will show you two other poisonous plants. I don't know the botanical ID but locals say its same family as Datura, which i am taking with a grain of salt.

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Name: Elaine
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dyzzypyxxy
Sep 7, 2012 7:51 AM CST
That white Datura seeds itself in the deserts of the Southwest very commonly, too.

It is known to be a poisonous plant, and every summer you hear of kids dying after using the seeds to get high. Very sad.
Elaine

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Name: Arif Masud
Alpha Centauri (Zone 9a)
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KAMasud
Sep 14, 2012 10:47 PM CST
I agree but this plant is used in local medicine and its also used for visions by witch doctors but then they know what they are doing. In the hands of a novice its poison.
Today its Apocynum Cannibinum, Indian Hemp. Misused due to its narcotic properties, left well enough alone by animals and sane humans and no, its not Cannibus Indica.
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Name: JT Sessions
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gone2seed
Sep 20, 2012 6:46 AM CST

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Your second plant looks like Ipomea Carnea....Morning Glory Tree.Thumb of 2012-09-20/gone2seed/5c6c27
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Name: Arif Masud
Alpha Centauri (Zone 9a)
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KAMasud
Sep 22, 2012 6:48 AM CST

Thank you JT. After going through every thing about Ipomea Carnea i have to conclude that you are correct. News for me i think now i know why my skin breaks out in rashes when i play around with Morning Glory. This Ipomea Carnea is toxic, at least ours is.
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gone2seed
Sep 23, 2012 12:03 PM CST

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Different strokes etc.We love it here as it stands our heat and Florida sun without complaint.It can be depended
on for bloom when everything else gives up.
Name: Arif Masud
Alpha Centauri (Zone 9a)
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KAMasud
Oct 3, 2012 6:17 AM CST
You are correct about different strokes. Wild datura and morning glory tree are weeds over here, we prefer to go for other plants. As to our sun, thats killing. UV index eleven, summer temps under shade about 45C and in the open with heat getting reflected from concrete structures, it can easily cross 50C. Humidity lies between 10% to 30% except Monsoons, then it lies about 80%. Fifty miles from my house the temperate zone starts, then the story is different. I will include a few pictures of that zone. Have a garden there also. Its quite a contrast between the two. The pictures will explain. Smiling
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Masud.
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gone2seed
Oct 5, 2012 8:12 AM CST

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That is really an interesting landscape,especially the little waterfall.
Name: Arif Masud
Alpha Centauri (Zone 9a)
Native Plants and Wildflowers I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar Container Gardener Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Enjoys or suffers hot summers Multi-Region Gardener
KAMasud
Oct 5, 2012 8:27 AM CST
I agree Perfect for ferns, liverworts, Lichens and a lot of other things.
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