Can you identify this unknown scary plant?

Asked September 15, 2015, 1:50 PM EDT

Can you identify this plant found in my garden when I came back from vacation? Looks scary, but is it?

Washtenaw County Michigan plant identification poisonous plants jimsonweed

1 Response

The plant is Jimson Weed... Datura stramonium. It is poisonous. Ingesting seeds can cause hallucinations and heart arrhythmia... you don't want either. Handle with care. Those barbed seed pods are treacherous.