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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: Astragalus and Oxytropis spp.

Common Name: Locoweed

Species Most Often Affected: horse,sheep, cattle

Poisonous Parts: flowers, leaves, stems

Primary Poisons: selenium, nitro compounds, swainsonine

Questions possibly pertaining to Astragalus and Oxytropis spp.:

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