Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Red Car Property Meadow: Jimsonweed

Photo: Diane Edwardson, August 17, 2011.  Jimsonweed, while still blooming, is also going to seed on the Red Car Property meadow.  (Click on photo to enlarge.)

Wikipedia lists Jimsonweed or Datura wrightii as poisonous. It is also a known hallucinogenic.  

Disclaimer: The Corralitas Red Car Property Blog prefers to quote reliable sources, such as Calflora and California Poison Control, on the issue of toxicity. We often get email suggesting some plants are edible. If you are eating your way through the Red Car Property, we DO NOT recommend you eat any plant you find in the Red Car Property neighborhood without first doing your own research.