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Charlock

Charlock
Additional Common Names: Wild Mustard, California Rape
Scientific Name: Brassica kaber
Family: Cruciferae
Toxicity: Toxic to Horses
Toxic Principles: Isothiocyanates
Clinical Signs: The plant is not typically ingested unless other forage is unavailable, or the plant is incorporated into hay. Poisonings occur most commonly from first and sometimes second cuttings of hay. The toxic component is an irritant, and causes digestive tract irritation.

Credit: Photo by G.A. Cooper, courtesy of Smithsonian Institution.

If your pet ingested this plant, contact your local veterinarian or the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center at 888-426-4435.*

* A $65 consultation fee may apply.

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