Russian Knapweed

russian knapweed
Scientific Name: Centaurea repens
Family: Compositae
Toxicity: Toxic to Horses
Non-Toxicity: Non-Toxic to Dogs, Non-Toxic to Cats
Toxic Principles: Unknown
Clinical Signs: "Chewing disease" - can chew but unable to swallow, dehydration, malnutrition, death

Photo courtesy of Montana War on Weeds, 2008


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