Southwest Thorn Apple

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Southwest Thorn Apple

Southwest Thorn Apple

Southwest Thorn Apple

Southwest Thorn Apple

Southwest Thorn Apple

Southwest Thorn Apple

 

Height 1 to 5 feet tall

Native to America.

Facts:  Southwest Thorn Apple has a famous history in America.  One of the first European settlements, Jamestown, had become seriously endangered in 1676 due to Nathaniel Bacon's rebellion against the government.   The army defending the European settlement ate the Southwest Thorn Apple's leaves and such and became sick and delirious, unable to defend the town.  Bacon was successful in his efforts and burnt Jamestown to the ground.  Southwest Thorn Apple was then given the name Jimson Weed, a corruption of Jamestown Weed.  Obviously, this plant is poisonous.