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The beauty of the weed

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posted on Jan, 18 2016 @ 03:57 PM
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originally posted by: horseplay



That looks like Datura to me...you might want to be careful with that one



All Datura plants contain tropane alkaloids such as scopolamine, hyoscyamine, and atropine, primarily in their seeds and flowers. Because of the presence of these substances, Datura has been used for centuries in some cultures as a poison.[6][7] There can be a 5:1 toxin variation between plants,[citation needed] and a given plant's toxicity depends on its age, where it is growing, and the local weather conditions. These variations makes Datura exceptionally hazardous as a drug.


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posted on Jan, 18 2016 @ 04:04 PM
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originally posted by: horseplay


Evening Primrose, I think.


originally posted by: horseplay



These are Bidens, again I think.

You have a lovely place, I am particularly jealous of Petunia though.



Thanks for sharing.



posted on Jan, 18 2016 @ 05:23 PM
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a reply to: Anaana

thank you !
someone else called datura a wild cucumber but also said it was poisonous.


I do pull them and burn them in the main part of the pastures just because I don't want the prickly balls getting someones eye or something. maybe I should be a bit more aggressive.

thank you for the id of the yellow ones....

and yes, petunia has it made here.

She is a fantastic guardian over the whole crazy bunch though. Nothing gets by her....



posted on Jan, 18 2016 @ 05:29 PM
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Beautiful photos! Love the animals too! Thank you so much for sharing these with us! Would love to see more of your place too. Where's the chickens?



posted on Jan, 18 2016 @ 06:12 PM
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I really enjoyed the OP, thank you!

When I lived in country side, I too enjoyed taking pictures of the plants , trees, flowers etc..

The beauty of nature is unrivaled.



posted on Jan, 19 2016 @ 10:26 PM
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This is Ironweed...a native plant


This is Purple Loosestrife...an invasive species


You were right on this. Queen Anne's Lace...also an invasive species


This orange flower is a "Touch Me Not" Native...they have seed pods that spring open when touched

this is 2 different weeds together. the white flower opened is next

Tough to tell. The purple flower is another Iron Weed and the white one looks like an invasive morning glory

it was a very thistley year

Thistle is another invasive species




These look like Joe Pye Weed (Native) but I'm not sure

I call this flax but have no idea what it's name is. It is very prolific.

This light blue flower is called Chicory. It's an invasive species brought over by the French to Louisiana to make coffee out of the root

this is the flower from the Polk Weed

You are correct again. Polk Weed/Poke Weed/Ink Berry

I call these trumpet weeds...

Correct again Trumpet Vine (Invasive)

a black eyed susan without the black eye?

This looks like a type of Coreopsis (Native)

There are a lot of very beautiful native perennials that can be planted. I encourage you to check out Cardinal Flower, Purple Blazing Star, Blue Flag Iris (Yellow is Invasive), Butterfly Weed, Butterfly Bush, Iron Weed, Joe Pye Weed, Bee Balm, Boneset, Rattlesnake Master (pollinating insects love this), Wing Stem, Asters, Goldenrod (a lot of people incorrectly think this is Ragweed), and Gallardia
edit on 19-1-2016 by jphillips21277 because: spelling correction

edit on 19-1-2016 by jphillips21277 because: clarification



posted on Jan, 20 2016 @ 02:45 AM
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originally posted by: horseplay
a reply to: Anaana

thank you !
someone else called datura a wild cucumber but also said it was poisonous.



Sorry, I wasn't familiar with that name for Datura so it went over my head. Petunia is lovely, I'm quite smitten.

You are blessed, enjoy!



posted on Jan, 21 2016 @ 01:08 AM
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That white cone shaped flower and spiky seed pod belong to Datura Metel. Highly poisonous. It's a relative of Jimson Weed.



posted on Jan, 23 2016 @ 09:04 AM
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a reply to: jphillips21277

your first post?




thank you !
and welcome !



posted on Jan, 23 2016 @ 09:08 AM
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originally posted by: Night Star
Beautiful photos! Love the animals too! Thank you so much for sharing these with us! Would love to see more of your place too. Where's the chickens?


thanks nightstar !
I will try to do a farm thread this summer.
I had pics of the chickens but they were dusting so they all looked kind of dead.




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