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datura pests

John M. Brown jbrown01 at MAIL.COIN.MISSOURI.EDU
Wed May 31 10:01:03 EST 1995

Well, I also had a problem with something eating my Datura that was 
planted in my front flower bed.  Day after day I found leaves and flowers 
damaged by an unknown pest.  Then one morning, with a mug of tea in hand, 
I was admiring my flowers.  A glance to the ground and I found signs of 
the intruders.  I followed the crushed plants on the garden floor, and 
there, just beneath the Datura, were two red sneakers.  Unbelievable!  
The neighborhood kids were sampling my plants to make a tea from.  I 
wasn't surprised when I later found my daughter Nancy, talking to 
invisible friends.  Needless to say, the plant became and extinct species 
around my place.

On 30 May 1995, Geoff Winckles wrote:

> I have a DATURA (Solanaceae ) being eaten by something, nibbled leaves,but not snails or slugs. Can anyone suggest possible pests and remendy?

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