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Published by Montana State University, Cooperative Extension Service in Bozeman .
Written in English


  • Livestock poisoning plants -- Montana.,
  • Poisonous plants -- Montana.,
  • Range plants -- Montana.

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StatementCooperative Extension Service, Montana State University.
ContributionsMontana State University (Bozeman). Extension Service.
The Physical Object
Pagination60 p. :
Number of Pages60
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16112670M

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General Description. Glabrous, highly poisonous biennials. Stems stout, hollow, erect, branched, –3 m, purple-spotted. Leaves basal and cauline, petiolate; blades ovate in outline, 15–30 cm long, tripinnate; leaflets lobed; ultimate segments Umbels terminal and axillary, compound; involucral and involucel bracts, lanceolate to ovate. Flowers white; stylopodium low-conic; styles . Images, descriptions and identification of plants growing in the wilds of Montana. Edible, poisonous and plants for medicinal use. 1. Poisonous Plants and Livestock. Poisonous plants are a major cause of economic loss to the livestock industry. Each year these plants ad- versely affect 3 to 5 percent of the cattle, sheep, goats, and horses that graze western ranges. Poisonous Plants: Larkspur and Death Camas by Rachel Endecott The spring moisture much of Montana has received bodes well for a good poisonous plant year.

Handbook of Poisonous and Injurious Plants: Nelson, Lewis S., Shih, Richard D., Balick, Michael J., Weil, Andrew, Goldfrank, L.R.: : Books. Buy New. $ Qty: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 Qty: s: Montana Poison Plant Pictures. Any part of the following plants may be poisonous. White Wildflowers. Milkvetch. Poison hemlock. Locoweed. Death-camas. Water hemlock (Cicuta douglasii) is a very toxic plant. The toxic substance (cicutoxin) is found in all plant parts, but is concentrated in the roots; it has a strong carrot-like odor. Livestock rarely eat this unpalatable plant but may show interest in the root if the plant is uprooted. Steerey, W. F. Distribution, range use and population characteristics of Mule Deer associated with the Schafer Creek winter range, Bridger Mountains, Montana. Thesis. Bozeman, Montana: Montana State University. p. Web Search Engines for Articles on "Western Poison-ivy" WorldCat; Google Scholar; Google Books;

According to the edition of the Guinness Book of World Records, the castor oil plant is the most poisonous in the world, though its cousin abrin, found in the seeds of the jequirity plant, is arguably more lethal. Castor oil, long used as a laxative, muscle rub, and in cosmetics, is made from the seeds, but the ricin protein is denatured during processing. Christopher McCandless was featured in John Krakauer’s book Into the Wild. In a book about travelling independently through North America, McCandless’s story ends by eating a poisonous plant. Through this example, McCandless has made popular the very important mission of knowing which plants in North America are poisonous. If you plan on hiking or backpacking . Douglas-Fir. Douglas-fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii) trees are typically found in the moist soils on north-facing mountain trees can be found growing at moderate elevations up to 5,' in the northwest, and up to 7,' in the southern mountains. The under-story species usually growing among these trees are ninebark, snowberry, and kinnikinnick. Poison ivy's rash-inducing quality comes from an oil called the leaves are the most toxic part of the plant, contact with any part (even when the plant is bare of foliage) can cause an allergic oil is tenacious; if it gets onto your clothing or pet, you can wind up with a rash long after you leave the woods.