Datura Stramonium – Thorn Apple

Datura Stramonium - Thorn Apple

– FAMILY: Solanaceae   – PLANT DESCRIPTION: Datura Stramonium is a rank-noticing, erect, shaggy annual herb, 0.5 to 2 meters tall with glabrous, green to purplish, strong stems. The roots might be shallow and broadly expanded, yet in a few soils a strong. In the seedling stage, the primary leaves are ovate with pointed tips and few or no lobes. In later stages the leaves, which have an obnoxious odor when squashed, are alternate, ovate to extensively triangular, glabrous, unevenly toothed, 5-25 cm long, 4-25 cm wide, on a petiole…

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Nicotiana Tabacum – Tabaco

Nicotiana Tabacum - Tabaco

– FAMILY: Solanaceae   – PLANT DESCRIPTION: Tobacco, Nicotiana tabacum, is an herbaceous annual or perennial plant in the family Solanaceae grown for its leaves. The tobacco plant has a thick, hairy stem and large, simple leaves which are oval in shape. The tobacco plant produces white, cream, pink or red flowers which grow in large clusters, are tubular in appearance and can reach (3.5 – 5.5 cm)  in length. Tobacco may reach (1.2 – 1.8 m) in height and as is usually grown as an annual, surviving only one…

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Hyoscyamus aureus – Henbane

Hyoscyamus aureus - Henbane

– FAMILY: Solanaceae   – PLANT DESCRIPTION: Known as the henbanes – is a little genus of blooming plants in the nightshade. It involves 11 species, all of which are toxic. It, alongside other genera in the same family, is a source of the drug hyoscyamine (daturine). It is a biennial/perennial, growing to 0.6 m (2ft).  The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs). It prefers dry or moist soil. Known Hazards All parts of the plant are very toxic. Symptoms of poisoning include impaired vision, convulsions, coma and…

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