Asteroid 1270, Datura, was discovered on December 17, 1930 by George Van Biesbroeck at Yerkes Observatory in Williams Bay, Wisconsin. It has a period of 3 years, 125 days.

It is named for the Datura genus of plants of the nightshade family (Solanaceae), which includes Datura stramonium, the jimsonweed.

Datura stramonium,the jimsonweed

The astrological meaning of asteroid Datura seems to be "fly by night" (Damien Foor); delirium, drugs, wild, hallucination; the jimsonweed, sacred thornapple, devil's trumpet, toma loco and other Datura species.

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