Daily photos of the Paso Robles / Templeton area of the California Central Coast
Thursday, July 16, 2015
Jimson Weed is in Bloom
I made myself walk tonight, and part of the walk went through Lawrence (Larry) Moore Park. It seemed all long the path I saw jimson weed in bloom. Now those white trumpet flowers may contrast nicely with the brown all around and their own green-gray leaves, but the plant has caused a lot of harm when people have tried to use it as a recreational or medicinal drug. One should Beware the Jimson Weed.
Jimson weed has the form of a creeping vine. This is how a typical whole plant looks. You can see the long green buds ready to unfold any time now. If you click the photo it will enlarge.