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.
Only during drought conditions, unpalatable.
Whole plant is toxic, highest concentration in the seeds and flowers.
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.
*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.