Kind hearts, this lovely white trumpet flower is deceptive. This is a dangerous flower/plant. My grandfather used to grub them up in the pasture. "That damned thang will kill a cow,' he said. I grub it up every year, but it is a persistent plant and will come back again and again. Sometimes at night, my front yard glows with the huge white flowers. Of course, when the sun rises, the flowers deflate and hang down like flaccid balloons which has prompted me to call this huge plant my "condom tree." I did a bit of research and it is an hallucinogenic. It will also kill you by paralyzing your lungs and halting your bodily functions. People who ingest its seeds do strange things, like strip naked, climb trees and befoul themselves. Oh, my! And old Native American warning states: "Take one seed and sleep deeply; take two seeds and never wake up."
I probably need a bit of excitement in my life, but I think I will be content to simply give it a space in which to grow. I also give it a wide berth. Lovely, isn't it!