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Moths need just the essence of a flower's scent to identify it, according to new research from The University of Arizona in Tucson.
WICHITA, Kan. _ Over the years, jimson weed has drawn attention. Georgia O'Keeffe painted it. Gene Autry sang about it. And recently, some Derby, Kan., teens have become seriously ill after ingesting the plant.
Poisonings resulting from teenagers using common jimson weed as a hallucinogen have been reported in New Jersey, California, Colorado and other states.
Datura wrightii (a poisonous weed) is sometimes used as a hallucinogen. It is commonly called Sacred Datura. Datura wrightii is classified as a deliriant, or an anticholinergic. In the US it is, however, called Western Jimson Weed.
- A trick or prank.