Solanaceae Datura wrightii Regel

Sacred Thornapple

Diegueno - Other, Ceremonial Items

Use documented by:
Hedges, Ken, 1986, Santa Ysabel Ethnobotany, San Diego Museum of Man Ethnic Technology Notes, No. 20, page 17

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Scientific name: Datura wrightii Regel
USDA symbol: DAWR2 (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Sacred Thornapple
Family: Solanaceae
Family (APG): Solanaceae
Native American Tribe: Diegueno
Use category: Other
Use sub-category: Ceremonial Items
Notes: Well known as a hallucinogenic plant used in rites marking boys' initiation into the toloache cult.

RECRD: 2449 id: 12165