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Datura

Hybrid Datura

st john flora: native datura
Native Datura

Datura, locally called "Joy Juice" can often be found growing wild along the coastlines and dry areas of St. John. The plant contains the same potent and deadly psychoactive alkaloids as belladonna, henbane and mandrake. These plants have been used for centuries as medicines, poisons and intoxicants, and are often associated with witchcraft, sorcery, obeah, voodoo and shamanism.

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st john flora:hybrid datura
Hybrid Datura