Datura

It is well-established that my favorite flower is the moonflower. This has bothered people who visit me in my home. Due to my deep affection for the moonflower I let it grow anywhere it wants. If that means it blocks off the backdoor to the porch, so be it.

If you ever come to my house and think a moonflower looks tasty, let me tell you some of the effects of ingestion:

Due to the potent combination of anticholinergic substances it contains, Datura intoxication typically produces effects similar to that of an anticholinergic delirium (usually involving a complete inability to differentiate reality from fantasy); hyperthermia; tachycardia; bizarre, and possibly violent behavior; and severe mydriasis (dilated pupils) with resultant painful photophobia that can last several days. Muscle stiffness, urinary retention, temporary paralysis, and confusion is often reported and pronounced amnesia is another commonly reported effect.

Here are some moonflower pictures from the 2018 backlog:


Moonflower

Moonflower

Moonflower

Moonflower

Moonflower

I need to take some pictures of my current set of moonflowers.

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