Friday, September 10, 2010


The Datura plant grows in all four of the south western deserts; in sandy ground and along road sides. Large trumpet shaped flowers bloom from March through November. The light lavender to white blossoms open from dusk to mid morning. Each flower has 5 points.

Because of its toxicity it has been known by many names such as witch's plant, Hells Bells,
devil's plant and many others.
It is likely the inspiration for the fictional plant Devil's Snare in the Harry Potter series.

It has been used as a poison for suicide and murder through many centuries.

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