Thursday, February 4, 2010

Poisonous Plants

One concern that often rears its head in poor pastures with hungry animals is poisonous plants. I have over 20 poisonous plants on my checklist. How many can you identify?

7. Poisonous Plants
Yew (taxus sp.) ___________
Oleander (nerium oleander) _______Red Maple (Acer rubrum) _________
Cherry trees and relatives (prunus sp.) ____
Black Walnut (juglans nigra) ____
Black Locust (robinia pseudoacacia) _________
Horse Chestnut, Buckeyes (aesculus hippocastanum) ____
Oak trees, acorns (quercus sp.) ______
Russian olive, also known as oleaster (elaegnus angustifolia)
Buckwheat ________ St. Johnswort ___________ Alsike Clover _______
White snakeroot _________ Bracken fern (Pteridum aquilinum) ________
Tansy ragwort (Senecio spp.) _________ Water hemlock (Cicuta spp.) ___
Yellow star thistle/Russian knapweed (Centauria spp.) ______________
Jimson Weed (Datura stramonium)____________________________
Note: This inventory is intended to advise the producer of potential problems and does not constitute a guarantee that all potential dangerous plants have been identified. Identification of poisonous plants depends on the time of year and number present.

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