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  • Location: Ellesmere,north shropshire
  • Location: Ellesmere,north shropshire

    ok everyone I'm a landscape gardener (ish) I plant lots of different varieties of tree's...shrubs and all sorts of plants....but whilst spraying out an area of land today I came across this plant ..the pictures aren't great caus they wetrer taken with my mobile so here goes

    what I also should have said was inside the conker looking like shell was lots of black seeds the size of sesame seeds

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    and the leaf was like this

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  • Location: The Wash - Norfolk side
  • Weather Preferences: Storms storms and more storms
  • Location: The Wash - Norfolk side

    Daft I know but it looks suspiciously like a walnut!

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  • Location: Ellesmere,north shropshire
  • Location: Ellesmere,north shropshire
    Daft I know but it looks suspiciously like a walnut!

    I've planted a few walnut trees and the leafs different to that ....cheers Candice....this one's gonna bug me :)

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  • Location: Derbyshire Peak District 290 mts. Wind speed 340 mts
  • Weather Preferences: Rain/snow, fog, gales and cold in every season
  • Location: Derbyshire Peak District 290 mts. Wind speed 340 mts

    Your plant is a Datura Stramonium, D4L, otherwise known as a

    Thorn Apple. They're not at all common in the wild so you're lucky to have found one.

    T.M

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  • Location: Ellesmere,north shropshire
  • Location: Ellesmere,north shropshire
    Your plant is a Datura Stramonium, D4L, otherwise known as a

    Thorn Apple. They're not at all common in the wild so you're lucky to have found one.

    T.M

    top fella :) can't say I've ever come across them ......shame I pulled the thing up then :) ....but seriously thanks TM problem solved

    It looks like something out of Little Shop Of Horrors.

    Wait a few days and it'll shout "Feed me Seymour !" :)

    looking at the plants toxicity ...if you ate a few of them this is exatly what they would say :D

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  • Location: Kingdom of Fife: 56.2º N, 3.2º W
  • Location: Kingdom of Fife: 56.2º N, 3.2º W

    I see it's listed as an annual so pulling it out, breaking the sead pods and disturbing the soil will encourage new seedlings.

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  • Location: Great Yeldham, North Essex
  • Location: Great Yeldham, North Essex

    Yep, definately Datura, looks like it had just been got by a frost. If you keep the black seeds, they are very easy to germinate and plants grown from early on in the season can reach quite a size 94-6ft tall if fed and watered copiously. A word of warning however, all parts of the plant are deadly poisonous, especially the seeds. Symptoms vary from severe stomach upset, to convulsions to heart attack. The worst thing is that after the initial halucinogenic properties have worn off, heart and liver problems can appear up to one month after ingesting.

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  • Location: 115meters ASL, Andover,Hampshire
  • Location: 115meters ASL, Andover,Hampshire

    thorn apple we got quiet a few growing in some cover crops we thought the seed came in with the cover seed of maize and sorgum not to sure now it they are native to this country please reply if anyone knows

    another person told me that they use a part of the plant for astma medicine aas well problly the same ingredient

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