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Thorn apple seed pod. The thorn apple (Datura stramonium) is a poisonous plant of the nightshade family. It has been used in herbal medicine as a painkiller and to treat asthma, but it can be fatal if the dose is misjudged. Photograhed growing in a disturbed sandy area on Braunton Burrows, Devon.
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