Wednesday, June 09, 2010

Angel's Trumpet

Angel's Trumpet, Brugmansia, Walter Anderson Nursery, San Diego, California. These are native mostly to Columbia, Ecuador and Peru and bloom with large pendant, trumpet-shaped flowers on a mid-sized shrub. They are toxic/inedible but make delightful ornamental shrubs. Note: "The plants are sometimes ingested for recreational or shamanic intoxication as the plant contains the tropane alkaloids scopolamine and atropine; however because the potency of the toxic compounds in the plant is variable, the degree of intoxication is unpredictable and can be fatal (See Wikipedia)."

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