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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: Lathyrus spp.

Common Name: Sweet Pea, Tangier Pea, Everlasting Pea, Caley Pea, Singletary Pea

Species Most Often Affected: horses, rodents, turkeys, sheep, humans

Poisonous Parts: seeds

Primary Poisons: DABA, ODAP, amine, phenol, glycoside

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