Datura

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Datura is a herbaceous perennial with a sprawling, mounded habit, up to 3 ft high and 6 ft across. The spectacular white or pale lavender, trumpet-shaped flowers are 8 in long and 6 in across, and held erect. Datura contains the toxic alkaloids that have caused poisoning and death by Jimsonweed (Datura stramonium), also known as 'loco weed' because of it's effect on cattle. General symptoms of poisoning are agitation, choreiform (spasmodic) movement, coma, drowsiness, hallucination, elevated temperature.

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