January 2009
World Book Science Dataset;1/1/2009, p1
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Jimsonweed (also called Stinkweed and Thorn Apple), a coarse, ill-smelling annual weed. It is native to the tropics, but is common in waste areas of many temperate regions. The name comes from Jamestown weed, and arose because the plant was introduced into America by colonists at Jamestown, Virginia.


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