Chenopodium, Goosefoot, Smearwort, Mercury Goosefoot, Wormseed, Mexican Tea, Spanish Tea
Annual that grows to three and a half feet. Leaves are light green, triangular and alternate. Flowers are green, unremarkable, small and clustered. Fruit is a seed with a thin, papery covering.
Only during draught conditions, generally unpalatable.
The oil is highly toxic, however little is known about toxicity of green plant and how it and the oil are metabolized.
Increased heart rate, excess drooling, increased respiration, convulsions. Oil is highly toxic.
Contains ascaridole which 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.