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Datura stramonium, Jimson weed

Botanical names: Datura stramonium, Datura bernhardii, Datura bertolonii, Datura cabanesii, Datura capensis, Datura ferocissima, Datura ferox, Stramonium foetidum, Stramonium spinosum, Stramonium tatula, Stramonium vulgatum
Solanaceae
Common names
English: Jimson weed, devil's snare, thornapple, devil’s trumpet, devil’s weed
Spanish: estramonio, planta del diablo, planta topera
French: datura officinal, stramoine, stramoine commune
German: Gemeiner Stechapfel, Weißer Stechapfel
Active constituents: tropane alkaloids: atropine, hyoscyamine, scopolamine


Datura stramonium, Jimson weed
Datura stramonium, Jimson weed
illustration from Koehler's medicinal plants
 
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