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jimson-weed (Datura stramonium; NIGHTSHADE FAMILY [Solanaceae]) Coarse, 1-5' tall, strong-scented, annual weed with long (2-4"), white to violet, trumpet-shaped flowers in late summer.  Leaves are 2-8" long, broad, and coarsely toothed.  Fruit is a 2" oval spiny pod.  Whole plant is extremely poisonous.  Found on dry, open ground.  [100]

 

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