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Thursday, April 12, 2012

Poisonous Plants Quiz

The plants in the pictures were:

1- Creeping Night Shade (bottom pic with black berries)
2- Crotalaria "Rattle Box" (top pic with yellow flowers)

Both are quite common in the state of Florida and both are highly toxic to horses. Toxicity due to Crotalaria ingestion is more common and can result in end-stage liver failure. You can purchase a book that has a great description of the most common poisonous plants in the state of Florida @

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