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Tansy Ragwort. By: Alexis & Ashley. How to identify tansy ragwort!. The plants stem is Stout slightly spreading & it could be branched. Dark green on top & whitish green underneath. Each flower cluster develops on a stout. Has bright yellow petals Unpleasant odor.

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By alexis ashley

Tansy Ragwort

By: Alexis & Ashley


How to identify tansy ragwort

How to identify tansy ragwort!

  • The plants stem is Stout slightly spreading & it could be branched.

  • Dark green on top & whitish green underneath.

  • Each flower cluster develops on a stout.

  • Has bright yellow petals

  • Unpleasant odor


Where does tansy ragwort grow

Where does Tansy Ragwort grow?

  • Found in drier regions of Western U.S.A

  • Mostly found in pastures, trails & along roads

  • Germinates in Fall

  • Found in Europe


Why is it dangerous

Why is it dangerous?

  • The plant gives off alkaloids which is various organic compounds normally with basic chemical properties

  • Alkaloids produce liver damage if they eat 50- 150lbs

  • In the liver it causes the cells to expand and die


Symptoms

Symptoms!

  • there is no evidence of consumption until signs of liver failure begin to appear

    Other Signs:

    ~ weakness

    ~ high temperature

    ~ in coordination

    ~ yellow mucus membranes


Treatments

Treatments!

  • No known antidote for this alkaloid base

  • Call a vet immediately for supportive treatment.


Noxious weed

Noxious Weed

  • State prohibited noxious weed is dangerous to public health, environment, public roads, crops, livestock and other property


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