Laburnum, Golden Rain Tree, Golden Chain Tree, Peascod
Small deciduous tree that grows to twenty feet. Leaves alternate and long-stalked with three leaflets. Flowers are pea-like, golden / yellow and hang in long drooping clusters. fruit is a long, flat pod.
Severely toxic and deadly, and should be kept from grazing animals. However laburnum is unpalatable and not often eaten outside of drought conditions.
All parts of the plant are toxic, highest concentration in the seeds.
Gastrointestinal upset, drowsiness, convulsions, colic, frothing of the mouth, unequally dilated pupils, diarrhea, coma, death.
Contains cytisine which affects the GI tract and the central nervous system and 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.