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"Poisonous" does not mean deadly. Some manifestations of toxicity are subtle. The dose, as always, determines if a plant is safe source of nutrients or a toxic hazard.

Scientific Name: Trifolium spp.

Common Name: Alsike Clover, Red Clover, White Clover

Species Most Often Affected: horse, cattle

Poisonous Parts: all, leaves

Primary Poisons: nitrate

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