Saponaria officinalis, Bouncing Bet, Soapwort
Knee-high, spreading perennial weed with jointed stems. Leaves are arranged opposite, and slightly hairy. Flowers are clustered and have white / pink / red blossoms with five notch-tip petals.
Only during drought conditions, unpalatable. Animals will even refuse grain containing bouncing bet seeds.
All parts, seeds and roots especially toxic.
Mild depression, diarrhea (can be bloody), lack of coordination, respiratory problems. ataxia and coma.
Low level of danger, contain saponins which are highly concentrated in the seeds.
*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.