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Strange weed, ID please!

Can anyone tell me what this is? It just appeared in my veg bed.


  • BorderlineBorderline Posts: 4,699
    They look like Datura Stramonium, Jimsonweed.
  • That seems too be the one! I wonder how it ended up beside my beans? I see it is described as hallucinogenic, or poisonous, so I'd better not mix them up!
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 83,766
    I think the seeds are sometimes in bird seed mixes. They do pop up most summers ... the warmer the summer the more seem to appear as they need warmth to germinate. 

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 16,665
    Certainly it is the unusual weed of the year. I have them for the first time in my garden, away from bird feeders. They must have lain dormant a long time until we got this hot weather.
  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 16,665
    I was reading a (fiction) book where ground up seeds are blown in peoples faces and they become totally pliant, doing just what the criminal wants, and remembering nothing. Apparently  a common use in certain drug riddled South American countries.
  • All very interesting, thanks guys! I will try to resist the temptation to use the seeds for nefarious purposes.
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