Thursday, July 16, 2015

Beware the Jimson Weed Blooming in the Summer

Jimson Weed Grows at Larry Moore Park



I made myself walk tonight, and part of the walk went through Lawrence (Larry) Moore Park. It seemed all along 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.




Beware the Jimson Weed Blooming in the Summer
Jimson Weed Flower in Bloom, © 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.



Beware the Jimson Weed Blooming in the Summer
Jimson Weed in Bloom, © B. Radisavljevic



Does jimson weed grow near you?
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