Department of Energy Argonne National Laboratory Office of Science NEWTON's Homepage NEWTON's Homepage
NEWTON, Ask A Scientist!
NEWTON Home Page NEWTON Teachers Visit Our Archives Ask A Question How To Ask A Question Question of the Week Our Expert Scientists Volunteer at NEWTON! Frequently Asked Questions Referencing NEWTON About NEWTON About Ask A Scientist Education At Argonne Loco Weed and Edibility
Name: Connie
Status: other
Age: old
Location: N/A
Country: N/A
Date: 1999-2001 


Question:
I have what I was told is "Loco Weed" in my acreage. It grows about 8 inches tall and spreads out and developes "Seed Pods" on the vine. I know it is poisones when green, but will it harm horses (if eaten) when it dries out (July/August) - I live in Cuyama Valley, California


Replies:
yes, loco weed is poisonous to horses

http://www.lineone.net/dictionaryof/difficultwords/d0007682.html

http://www.cowboyshowcase.com/glossary%20horseterms.htm

http://texnat.tamu.edu/symp/transpecos/

http://www.healthsurfing.com/health/1999/10/06/?p=1&n=1

Anthony R. Brach, Ph.D.



Click here to return to the Botany Archives

NEWTON is an electronic community for Science, Math, and Computer Science K-12 Educators, sponsored and operated by Argonne National Laboratory's Educational Programs, Andrew Skipor, Ph.D., Head of Educational Programs.

For assistance with NEWTON contact a System Operator (help@newton.dep.anl.gov), or at Argonne's Educational Programs

NEWTON AND ASK A SCIENTIST
Educational Programs
Building 360
9700 S. Cass Ave.
Argonne, Illinois
60439-4845, USA
Update: June 2012
Weclome To Newton

Argonne National Laboratory