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To All Children of All Ages, Parents Be Aware... This yellow flower is not your friend, from the mouths of babes, our children are eating these flowers called “Datura” Image

they make tea out of it and dry out the petals and eat them. I personally have no children of this age but my friends do. I have baby sat for one friend whose son and 2 friends were sleeping on the couch when I went to her house. This was my 1st encounter. My friend was unaware that these kids were on anything because they were asleep when she left. 5 minutes after she walked out the door, her son was up and walking the house like a Zombie, his face was blank nothing there. I thought maybe he was sleep walking. HE HAD EATEN THIS FLOWER, datura, he ran into walls I tried to talk to him as he swatted the empty air with his hands, this went on for about 30 minutes. And he finally went back to bed. Then his friend woke and started roaming the house, he seemed normal enough until he walked into the room I was in and sat across from me with the same blank look on his face. Then I knew for sure these kids were on something. This kid did not have as much so I could kind of talk to him but it was very hard for him to respond. I told him I needed to know what they took, he stated, that yellow flower that looks like a yellow tepee. EVERYBODY IS DOING IT.
I still didn’t know what he was talking about but I knew this stuff was dangerous; the kid walked out of the room and went to bed so I thought. I went to check on them and the kid was in the next bedroom walking like normal but the corner of the wall was keeping him from going anywhere. I asked him," what are you doing? "He said he was going to his friend’s house. I told him to go to bed. The mother returned, thank goodness, by then the one boy went to sleep on the couch and the other one right on top of him as though the first kid wasn’t even there. I stayed to have my input with these kids when they woke up. And to find out more about what they were taking. They said it was a plant that looks like a YELLOW bell, OR A TEPEE growing from a TREE. Called datura, it’s the new thing the kids are doing AND ITS EVERYWHERE. It puts the kids into some kind of trance; like sleep walking they don’t remember anything the next day as to what they did. Except for an excruciating headache.
So there mind is blank. They could be walking the street, onto a on ramp right onto the freeway and not have a clue. They have motor skills but no mind to control whats going on. Now that was my first encounter about a week ago. Already without warning a 2nd, 3 kids come in wasted again, 2 threw up gagging on these things immediately the mom took her son to the hospital, the other to his parents, who later took her son. He was in the hospital 4 or 5 days. I was called to sit with the youngest while mom took the two teens, but she missed the 16 year old daughter who was sleeping on the couch. She thought only the boys had taken it because they were showing the signs and walking around. With that blank look, throwing up and stuff. She was sleeping and didn’t know she was with her older brother. Since I saw the boy’s behavior the prior time, sleeping soundly at first and then the zombie walking around. I decided to try and wake her, thinking the mom may have missed this now this is at 1:00 in the afternoon. She was aroused but denied everything, but her bloodshot eyes told the whole story and she passed out again immediately, when the mom returned I told her she needed to find out if he daughter was taking this junk, because she was showing the symptoms, and sure enough she had. Not from her mouth, but the brothers. Lastly the mother yesterday gave the 18 year old an alternative hoping he would take the bait. She told him she had young children in the house and if he was going to continue on this road, he would have to leave her house, for the safety of the little ones. SO HE LEFT, he came home the next day at 7:00 in the morning, saying he had just carried his friend on his BACK to the EMERGENCY ROOM at Sharps hospital, who had taken a huge dose of this flower the boy, now is in critical condition, IV’s, catheter, the whole works. This boy is another friend of mines son. WE DON’T KNOW IF HE IS GOING TO MAKE IT. I am thankful I don’t have children this age, but that doesn’t stop my pain seeing my friends children going through this and knowing, they could DIE. KNOWING girls out there could be gang raped and not even know. The first symptom is sleeping they go into a deep sleep, the second, their body wakes but their mind doesn’t it’s like sleep walking, they have motor skills but no mind to control where they go or what they are doing. Possible dry heaves. The next day they wake with a severe headache and don’t know what they did. IF THEY TAKE TOO MUCH….they throw up, dehydrate, and stomach cramps, symptoms of being poisoned. Pass out and may not ever wake up. I have tracked down the plant the children have been getting it from and pulled all the bells from the bush. I also had remembered walking the alley with my daughter and seeing a tree hanging over with about 100 of these bells hanging from it, I have pulled the bells I could reach off this tree. HERE ARE PICTURES OF THIS TREE, BE AWARE, THE AREA IS SERRA MESA. CHECK YOUR KIDS AND KNOW WHAT THEY ARE DOING, ESPECIALLY IF THEY SAY THEY ARE SPENDING THE NIGHT AT A FRIENDS. MY HOPE IS TO NIP THIS IN THE BUD BEFORE ONE OF OUR TEENS DIES. THE POINT IS THIS PLANT IS EVERY WHERE. THESE PEOPLE DIDN’T EVEN KNOW THE KIDS WERE TAKING THE BELLS OFF THE TREE IN THEIR FRONT YARD.
GET THE POINT I HOPE SO….. THESE AREN’T EVEN MY KIDS…..BUT IT COULD BE YOURS!

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You sure it isn't "datura"?

Aug. 13, 2010

yes it is!

Aug. 15, 2010

There is quite a history behind that plant. Native American Indians used it in a lot of ceremonies. And, it can acutally be quite deadly. Hope the kids involved come out okay, and I had no idea that they were seeking out this flower, not a good idea.

Aug. 15, 2010

thx for the FYI wildelove

Aug. 15, 2010

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