SIA1141: Jimsonweed Seed Pod

Common Name:Jimsonweed
Plant Species:Datura stramonium
Plant Symbol:DAST
Photographer:Calvin J. Hamilton
Copyright:© 2004 Calvin J. Hamilton
Location:U.S. National Arboretum, Washington, D. C.

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This plant was originally called Jamestown weed by the early Jamestown, Virginia settlers. The leaves were dried and smoked to relieve asthma. The leaves were also used to relieve pain.

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