Jimson Weed

Jimson Weed

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Alternate names

Datura stramonium, Devil's Trumpet, thorn apple, Indian apple, black datura, jimsonweed, tolguacha, Jamestown weed

Toxicity to pets

Jimson weed (Datura stramonium), which is also known as devil’s trumpet, thorn apple, Indian apple, black datura, jimsonweed, tolguacha, and Jamestown weed, is poisonous to pets (especially to large animals like horses, cattle). All parts of this plant are poisonous, as they contain the toxin tropane alkaloids (which is similar to the drug atropine). Ingestion results in dilated pupils, light sensitivity, restlessness, anxiousness, dryness of the mouth, intestinal stasis (lack of normal flow of intestinal contents), constipation, increased heart rate and breathing, walking drunk, and respiratory failure.

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    The content of this page is not veterinary advice. A number of factors (amount of substance ingested, size of the animal, allergies, etc.) determine what is toxic to a particular pet. If you think your pet has eaten something potentially toxic, call Pet Poison Helpline or seek immediate veterinary treatment.