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Hound’s tongue isn’t palatable to grazers, but when consumed in hay, it is poisonous, especially for cattle and horses.

This toxic hitchhiker is a threat to livestock

Noxious Weeds: Hound's tongue

Hound’s tongue is a weak competitor and doesn’t do well in healthy rangeland — but it compensates for that by being an excellent hitchhiker. This noxious weed produces up to 4,000 seeds per plant, and each one is barbed and easily attaches itself to clothing or fur. It also produces toxic alkaloids that cause irreversible […] Read more