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[Public Domain] 8 Oct 2012 Dylan O'Donnell
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Datura’s natural distribution is unknown, because the plant had been so widely distributed and cultivated by humans. This plant is growing at the Crystal Castle near Mullumbimby. The classic hanging trumpets are typical of Datura plants which are often seen in regular garden’s across Australia.
The toxicity of the plant however is well known and can cause delirium or death. The irregularity of toxin strength from plant to plant means that Datura is particularly dangerous as a recreational drug. In some cultures, the plant is simply used as a poison.
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