Poisonous Plants in the Pasture

As an owner of grazing livestock, a few minutes looking at a book about poisonous plants can be enough to make you afraid to let your livestock out to graze.

There are dozens of potentially poisonous plants that can be encountered in pastures. Some are more toxic than others. Some are more prevalent than others. It pays to know what poisonous plants occur on your farm.

Learn to identify common poisonous plants and be especially alert for species that are highly toxic.

This is not an all-inclusive list of poisonous plants in Pennsylvania. One resource book kept in many Pennsylvania extension offices lists at least 80 poisonous plants common within the state.