Thursday, October 31, 2013
The flowers are 3~4 inches (sorry, I don't do metric) in length, and 2 to 3 inches across. They have a very faint and delicate aroma. The hallucinogenic properties of this plant used to be used by earlier societies when they wished to get in touch with all things "spiritual" during their various ceremonies. Early native cultures would say that one cup of tea from this plant and you went to sleep, 2 cups, you had a very bad dream, 3 cups and you did not ever wake up. Apparently the hallucinogenic aspects of this plant are such that it has been likened to LSD on steroids, and most who try to smoke the stuff never survive. It seems to me that it would be wise to leave this plant alone except to admire it's beauty and lovely scent.....Happy Halloween everyone.....stay safe!