Hymenoxys odorata, Bitterweed, Sneezeweed.
Erect annual, stem purple in color at the base with alternate leaves. Leaves are woolly underneath. Flowers are bright yellow. Bitter taste and distinct smell.
Only during drought conditions, unpalatable. However, animals without other viable food sources can develop a taste for bitterweed.
All parts of the plant are toxic.
Lack of appetite, depression, arched back stance, bloating, green nasal discharge, weight loss.
Can be fatal
*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.