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Jimsonweed

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Jimsonweed, or thorn apple, low shrubby plant (Datura stramonium) with thick leaves and white trumpet-shaped flowers. All parts of the plant are poisonous. It is named for Jamestown, Virginia, where a party of English soldiers died after eating it as a vegetable.

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