Thursday, July 16, 2015

Jimson Weed is in Bloom

Jimson Weed Flower, © B. Radisavljevic
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 in Bloom in July, © B. Radisavljevic
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.

Does jimson weed grow near you?