Peganum harmala, African Rue
Bright green succulent, perennial herb which stands about one foot tall, with a woody base. Leaves are segmented, alternate and hairless and the flowers are white with five pedals.
Only during drought conditions, unpalatable.
Seeds, leaves and stems; seeds most toxic.
Weakness in hind legs, loss of appetite, excess salivation, knuckling of fetlock, listlessness, below normal temperature.
Can cause gastroenteritis, and hemorrhages on heart and under liver capsule.
*It should be noted that we are not veterinarians. This information is written specifically for horses and should be used for reference purposes only. If you think your horse has eaten something toxic call your vet right away.