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BRIEF: Are these wildflowers toxic?


QUESTION:
Are the following wildflowers toxic? blue flax gaillardia Siberian pea shrub

ANSWER:

Flax seed (Linseed) meal contains a number of toxins that need to be considered if you were feeding buckets of raw linseed to ponies, but I don't think a few plants in the mix are going to be a problem. Flax does have some cyanogens, a glucosinolate and some amino neurotoxins. But nibbling a couple stems in a pasture of other feed won't do much. Some people get a rash from the gaillardia. I don't know the Siberian pea shrub.