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Datura, Jimsonweed, Devil’s Trumpet, Thorn Apple, Downy Thorn Apple, Indian Apple, Moonflower, Sacred Datura, Toloatzin, Angel’s Trumpet


Annual shrub with stems and leaves covered with soft grey hairs. Leaves are elliptical. Flowers are white and trumpet shaped. Fruit is egg shaped and has spines This plant stinks.


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Concern Level

Only during drought conditions, unpalatable.

Toxic Parts

Whole plant is toxic, highest concentration in the seeds and flowers.


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Occur 30-60 minutes after ingestion and include gastrointestional upset, intense thirst, dry mucous membranes, difficulty swallowing, photosensitivity, confusion and agitation, seizures, coma, death.


Contain alkaloids which can be fatal.


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More Information

Cornell Dept of Animal Science

*It should be noted that we are not veterinarians. This information is written specifically for horses and should be used for reference purposes only. If you think your horse has eaten something toxic call your vet right away.

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