Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Sacred Datura

At least that is how I know this one.  Could be a simple datura without anything sacred to anyone. According to Wikipedia:

Datura belongs to the classic "witches' weeds," along with deadly nightshade, henbane, and mandrake. Most parts of the plants contain toxic hallucinogens, and datura has a long history of use for causing delirious states and death. It was well known as an essential ingredient of love potions and witches' brews.

Datura is supposed to be from South America, but I think this one is a Sonoran Desert native.

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