origin: Central America/vacant lot, construction site, untended front yard
seed: 2-4 large, dark seeds held in round, pinky nail-sized pod with papery sheath
description: Herbaceous vine. Naturalized to warm temperate/subtropical regions throughout the world. Considered a “noxious weed”, but has many related cultivars valued as orna- mental plants. Seeds contain an alkaloid that produces psychedelic effects.